2:22 A Ghost Story (London)
Ends Sep 2022 2h 0m
2:22 A Ghost Story (London)
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2:22 A Ghost Story (London) London Reviews and Tickets

87%
(10 Reviews)
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100%
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Members say
Intense, Clever, Great writing, Great acting, Must see

About the Show

A horror play set in a haunted house returns to London following its hit West End run.

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Member Reviews (10)

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13 Reviews | 8 Followers
90
Great writing, Intense, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of thrillers with a light-hearted edge and enjoy speculating about all possible "what if's"...

Don't see it if You're not a fan of anything paranormal.

11 Reviews | 0 Followers
80
Intelligent, Must see, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You love horror and want to be scared! Great story with captivating and witty writing. A fresh scary option that's not The Woman in Black.

Don't see it if You don’t like jump scares or horror stories.

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
87
Great writing, Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Clever

See it if You want to see a chilling ghost story in the West End that isn’t the Woman in Black. Funny writing and surprisingly creepy plot twists.

Don't see it if You don’t like jump scares or horror/ghost stories.

13 Reviews | 0 Followers
81
Intelligent, Jumpscary, Entertaining, Great acting, Intense

See it if You love Horror and want to be scared! Gives the feeling of a good ghost story and you'll be reeled in.

Don't see it if You dislike being jumpscared or loud noises/flashing lights. It can be VERY loud very suddenly so brace yourself.

11 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Intense, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if You love a mystery.

Don't see it if You are easily scared - very jumpy moments

10 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Great writing, Riveting, Intense, Great acting, Clever

See it if you love scary stories and don’t mind being shocked into jumping out of your seat every now and then! It is incredible & very, very clever!

Don't see it if you’re easily scared, don’t believe in ghosts and like big changes to the set.

6 Reviews | 0 Followers
85
Great writing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want a thrilling night at the theatre with some laughs and some jumps! Great story and great acting.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy ghost stories. Or would rather something a little more comedic or musical for your evening.

4 Reviews | 0 Followers
85
Riveting, Entertaining, Intense, Must see, Clever

See it if Really clever writing, keeps you guessing and some great comedic moments too. I was on the edge of my seat!

Don't see it if You don’t fancy some jump scares!

Critic Reviews (10)

The Guardian (UK)
August 12th, 2021

This show is not scary enough to cause nightmares, nor is it gruesome or graphic or gory; it’s more human than the creepiest horror movies. But there are genuinely chilling moments, scary enough that the whole theatre is tense and pin-drop quiet.
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Time Out London
August 12th, 2021
For a previous production

Dunster directs ... with a macabre playfulness that comes to the fore in Ian Dickinson’s magnificently unsettling sound design. There’s no denying that Allen is the one who’ll put bums on seats. But ‘2:22’ is a rare ... example of a Good West End Ghost Play.
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The London Evening Standard
August 12th, 2021
For a previous production

This is a superior, knowing piece of genre drama, well-executed, and buoyed up by Allen’s star power and skill. A great, spine-tingling night out.
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What's On Stage (UK)
August 12th, 2021
For a previous production

The success of the play lies in the way director Matthew Dunster treats it as a domestic drama. It's often very funny and always sharp-eyed. I found the ending disappointing, but I enjoyed the journey.
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London Theatre
August 12th, 2021
For a previous production

None of the jump-scare moments rival the frissons I recall from ... the likes of The Woman in Black, but 2:22 A Ghost Story to its credit has far more on its mind.
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The Stage (UK)
August 12th, 2021
For a previous production

Robins' ... strong form with spooky tales ... shines through in some of the meatier conversations ... but there’s a slightly forced nature to many of the exchanges. All the actors struggle to de-ossify a script that uses its characters as conduits.
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The Telegraph (UK)
August 11th, 2021
For a previous production

Robins takes us on a witty, lightly perceptive and occasionally scary journey towards the witching hour. The denouement manages to be both genuinely startling and a nonsensical let-down.
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The Arts Desk
August 14th, 2021
For a previous production

Big issues are imported on to the stage by the writer almost as decoration, rather than exported out to the house by the characters. The suspense was diluted and the denouement undermined.
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