A spooky new production will soon make its Australian premiere in Melbourne this winter. 2:22 – A Ghost Story has thrilled audiences in the West End and LA, and has since snowballed into a cult phenomenon around the world. You’ll find yourself on the edge of your seat in this adrenaline-fuelled play, which combines supernatural intrigue with social commentary. This scary story also has some brilliant laugh-out-loud moments to ease the tension. 2:22 – A Ghost Story is performing in Her Majesty’s Theatre for just four weeks, starting on Tuesday July 25.
2:22 – A Ghost Story
In this exciting production, secrets will emerge and ghosts may or may not appear. Written by creator of the hit BBC podcast ‘The Battersea Poltergeist’ Danny Robins, and directed by Olivier Award-winner Matther Dunster, this play will keep you on your toes.
Over a spiralling dinner party between friends, boundaries are pushed and beliefs are tested. Jenny believes her new home is haunted, but her husband Sam doesn’t believe it. As they argue with their dinner guests, belief and scepticism clash. As the night progresses, something feels strange and terrifying, and that thing is getting closer. They just need to stay up until 2:22, and then they’ll know for sure. Do you dare join them?
Check out the trailer from the UK to get a sense of the show:
This production was nominated for an Olivier Award, and won Best New Play at What’s on Stage. This cult-favourite has had a number of high-profile actors and celebrities among the cast, including Sophia Bush, Stephanie Beatriz, Tom Felton, Constance Wu and Finn Wittrock. Lily Allen also made her theatrical debut with 2:22 – A Ghost Story. While the Australian cast hasn’t been announced yet, you’ll be sure to find out soon.
“I’m utterly delighted that 2:22 – A Ghost Story is making the journey to Australia,” said Danny Robins. “I can’t believe the journey my play has gone on but I think it’s testament to just how much people enjoy a good spine-tingling story and the brilliance of this production from our incredible creative team. We have loved scaring and entertaining audiences in the UK and the US with this unique, edge of your seat show and now it’s time to unleash it on Melbourne.”
Are you intrigued? You can sign up to the waitlist now.