2:22 A Ghost Story (London)
Ends Jan 2023 2h 0m
2:22 A Ghost Story (London)
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2:22 A Ghost Story (London) London Reviews and Tickets

87%
(29 Reviews)
Positive
97%
Mixed
0%
Negative
3%
Members say
Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, 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 (29)

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Nic
417 Reviews | 84 Followers
89
Great writing, Great acting, Spooky, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you would love a slow build (potential) ghost story that delivers a terrific payoff. You’ll want to see it again immediately.

Don't see it if you scare easy? Nah, still see it. Worth the journey!

97 Reviews | 13 Followers
78
Disappointing, Epic, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in horror theatre, suspense thrillers, stuff that keeps you on the edge of your seat (mostly)

Don't see it if i wanted it to be scarier!!!!! the "twist" is kind of lame

29 Reviews | 0 Followers
99
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A very clever show, lots of twists and turns and really plays with your mind

Don't see it if You don’t like a jump

24 Reviews | 0 Followers
80
Absorbing, Funny, Paranormal, Great acting, Clever

See it if You like thriller stories and all things paranormal - think Woman in Black.

Don't see it if You don't like jump scares.

20 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Intense, Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if you love a mystery, and to be left on the edge of your feet. If you enjoy piecing together a plot and filling in gaps, this one is for you!

Don't see it if you dislike horror, jump scares and loud noises. If you don’t like being afraid or left in the dark, or if you dislike twists.

18 Reviews | 0 Followers
84
Intelligent, Intense, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Clever script, great acting and scary build up. Very entertaining thriller play with an amazing plot in the end.

Don't see it if If you aren’t into ghost stories… boo!

17 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.

17 Reviews | 0 Followers
85
Intelligent, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You like something to think about. This is a great story with some devilishly great acting. Also go if you like a mystery.

Don't see it if You don’t like jump scares… the play itself isn’t scary as such but they chuck in a few unnecessary screams which might make you jump

Critic Reviews (11)

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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Theatre Bee (UK)
June 3rd, 2022

The play lacked the quintessential ghost story terror: those seconds that feel like minutes, when you look about a spooky room waiting for a hidden monster to pop up and scare the living daylights out of you. The scary elements were crude and could use refinement, and the plot itself could be more watertight.
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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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WhatsOnStage
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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