A star-studded cast has been announced as an edge-of-your-seat supernatural thriller comes to Brighton this autumn.

2:22 - A Ghost Story, the hit play by award-winning writer Danny Robins, will play at the Theatre Royal as part of its first UK tour.

The play, which has starred Lily Allen, Tom Felton and Laura Whitmore in its West End performances, will see Doc Martin star Joe Absolom, Charlene Boyd from Mayflies, EastEnder Louisa Lytton and star of It’s A Sin Nathaniel Curtis take to the stage.

The play sees new mother Jenny believe her new home is haunted but her husband Sam doesn’t believe her.

They argue with their dinner guests, old friend Lauren and new partner Ben, and vow to stay up until 2:22 to find out if the dead really walk again.

The Argus: The play will embark on its first UK tour in SeptemberThe play will embark on its first UK tour in September (Image: 2:22)

Louisa Lytton, who will play Jenny, said: “I am so elated to be joining the first UK tour of the thrilling modern classic 2:22 - A Ghost Story.

“Layered, slick and extremely chilling, writing like this does not come around often, a gift of a role. I cannot wait to get started with this amazing team.”

Nathaniel Curtis, who will play Sam, said: “I am so excited to be joining the touring cast of 2:22 and I am looking forward to working with such a talented team. I hope audiences love the show.”

Charlene Boyd, who takes the role of Lauren, said: “To say I am thrilled to be joining this iconic Ghost Story would be an understatement.

“The buzz around this brilliant show is incredibly exciting and I for one cannot wait for the ride.”

Joe Absolom, who will play Ben, said: “I’ve heard so much about 2:22, so I am really honoured to be asked to join the cast.”


The play has received national praise since first opening in August 2021, being described as a “modern classic” by the Sunday Times.

The eight-month UK tour will also make stops in Bath, Milton Keynes, Southampton, Glasgow, Sheffield and Nottingham.

Danny Robins said: “I’m thrilled with our first cast for the 2:22 - A Ghost Story UK tour and can’t wait to see how each actor brings their own distinctive take to the play.

“It’s quite the journey we are on and we look forward to spooking new audiences across the UK.

“2:22 is an adrenaline-fuelled experience that gives you the licence to gasp, scream and yelp.”

2:22 - A Ghost Story will be at the Theatre Royal from October 24 to 28, with tickets available from £13 via the venue’s website.