The much-anticipated cast announcement for the new season of 2:22 A Ghost Story has been released today. The show will enjoy its third consecutive West End run at the Criterion Theatre, following two record-breaking seasons at the Noël Coward and Gielgud Theatres.
The cast of four comprises of Tom Felton, Mandip Gill, Beatriz Romilly and Sam Swainsbury. Tom Felton, best known for his role as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film franchise, said, “I’m incredibly excited about getting to play in 2:22. I first started acting age 6 in a local theatre group and I haven’t trodden the boards since. I love the play, I’ve taken all my family to see it & everyone leaves with a smile. I’m thrilled to be part of this summers cast and will have a lot of fun with it.”
Mandip Gill played companion Yasmin Khan in series 11, 12 and 13 of Doctor Who opposite Jodie Whittaker. She also played Phoebe McQueen in Hollyoaks. She said of her new stage role, “I am thrilled to be making my West End debut as part of the new cast of an already successful show. I am equally scared of ghosts so this should be fun”.
Beatriz Romilly is best known for her work in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers and War of the Worlds. She has also appeared on stage at Chichester Festival Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe and The Bush Theatre. Beatriz Romilly said: “I’m delighted to be returning to London and joining the new 2:22 company. I feel very lucky to be working with Matthew Dunster again, and getting a chance to dive into Danny Robins nail biting script with such a wonderful creative team and cast.”
Sam Swainsbury will play Ben. He is known best for his roles as Jason in the BBC sitcom Mum and Rowan in the 2019 film Fisherman’s Friends. He commented, “It’s such a privilege to be joining the 2:22 company! I was really drawn to the script. It’s engaging, funny, exciting and poignant, but… there was something else. Something I can’t put my finger on. Drawing me to it. Almost like… like a voice. From another place. That’s normal, right?!”
2:22 A Ghost Story is written by award-winning writer Danny Robins, creator of the hit BBC podcast The Battersea Poltergeist and it is directed by Matthew Dunster. The show has been nominated for three Olivier Awards including Best New Play and Best Actress (Lily Allen for her portrayal of Jenny).
The production opens in May and will run until 4 September 2022. Don’t let this one haunt you – get your tickets now.