Casting announced for 2:22 A Ghost Story at His Majesty’s Theatre 

31/10/2023

CASTING has been announced for edge-of-your-seat, supernatural thriller 2:22 – A Ghost Story, which comes to His Majesty’s Theatre from February 27 – March 2.

Vera Chok (Hollyoaks, Cobra) will play Lauren, Jay McGuiness (The Wanted, BIG! The Musical, Rip It Up) will play Ben, Fiona Wade (Emmerdale, Silent Witness) will play Jenny, and George Rainsford (Call the Midwife, Casualty) will play Sam.

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Written by award-winning writer Danny Robins, creator of the hit BBC podcast The Battersea Poltergeist, and directed by Matthew Dunster and Isabel Marr; 2:22 is an adrenaline-filled night where secrets emerge and ghosts may, or may not, appear. Danny said: “I continue to be blown away by the success of this play. It demonstrates a huge appetite and curiosity for all things paranormal. This fabulous cast for the 2024 leg of the tour will bring their own energy to these characters, telling the story anew for audiences across the UK. It’s always exciting to see the play come to life again in this way. It’s such a fun night out, and if chills give you thrills you’re in for a treat.”

Vera Chok (who will play Lauren) said: ‘Theatre brings me such joy, and I’m raring to get back on stage, and what a show to come back with! It’s going to be so fun to share 2:22, an absolute rollercoaster ride of a show, with audiences across the UK. Laughs, tension, and jump-out-ofyour-seat scary – it’s going to be a Good Night Out with plenty to talk about over a bevvy after. Can’t wait to get in the room with the stellar team!’

Jay McGuinness (who will play Ben) said: ‘I went to see the play in London with Cheryl, Jake, Louise, and Scott, and immediately it was something I wanted to be a part of. Can’t wait to get stuck into this role and spend some time spooking theatres all around the UK.!

George Rainsford (who will play Sam) said: ‘I can’t wait to join the cast of 2:22 A Ghost Story, working with an amazing cast and crew. I am huge fan of Danny Robins’ script, it’s such a fun and thrilling night at the theatre and I look forward to spooking audiences up and down the country… everyone enjoys to be a little scared sometimes, right??’

Fiona Wade (who will play Jenny) said: I am so excited to be joining the cast of 2.22 A Ghost Story. Being a part of this thrilling and brilliant play is an absolute dream. I’ve been a huge fan of Danny Robins for a while now so this is a part and an opportunity I cannot wait to get started on. I feel blessed and honoured to be joining such an amazing team!”

What do you believe? And do you dare discover the truth? “There’s something in our house. I hear it every night, at the same time”.
Jenny believes her new home is haunted, but her husband Sam isn’t having any of it. They argue with their first dinner guests, old friend Lauren and new partner Ben. Can the dead really walk again? Belief and scepticism clash, but something feels strange and frightening, and that something is getting closer, so they’re going to stay up… until 2:22… and then they’ll know.

Tickets are on sale now, available from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, phone (01224) 641122 or visit the box office at His Majesty’s Theatre or the Music Hall.

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