2:22 A Ghost Story

Booking Info

The West End theatre event of the year returns this summer by popular demand. Featuring Laura Whitmore (making her West End debut), Matt Willis, Tamsin Carroll and Felix Scott. until 8th January, this edge-of-your-seat, supernatural thriller is now on at the Criterion Theatre.

Winner of 3 Whatsonstage Awards including BEST NEW PLAY and recently nominated for 3 Olivier Awards including BEST NEW PLAY, this new limited engagement follows two record-breaking West End seasons at the Noël Coward and Gielgud Theatres.

2:22 is written by award-winning writer Danny Robins, creator of the hit BBC podcast The Battersea Poltergeist, and is directed by Matthew Dunster. Look out for the clues to unlock the mystery in this brilliantly funny and intriguing play; it’s an adrenaline-filled night where secrets emerge and ghosts may or may not appear… What do you believe? And do you dare discover the truth?

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.

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  • “A fantastic piece of writing. Begs to be seen again”

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    Broadway World
  • “A slick, chilling, romp of a play”

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Now - 8 January
Criterion Theatre
Running Time
2 hours including 1 interval
Tickets From
Age Restrictions

For tickets after 20 January please click here

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For group booking information and tickets please visit the venue website

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Criterion Theatre

218-223 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HR UK

The Criterion is an independent theatre located on Picadilly Circus in London’s West End. The Criterion is on Piccadilly Circus south-east side, by The Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain (Eros). The theatre entrance faces the statue. Piccadilly Circus tube station, exit 4, brings you to the front of the theatre.

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Underground and Train

Piccadilly Circus (1 minute walk) - Piccadilly Line and Bakerloo Line Leicester Square (Approx 10 minute walk) - Piccadilly Line and Northern Line Green Park (Approx 10 minute walk) - Piccadilly Line and Victoria Line. This station has step free access to street level.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The cloakroom is currently closed due to security and Covid-19 secure considerations.  Consequently they are unable to accommodate large bags or suitcases and advise patrons to bring with them only essential, handbag size, bags.  There are a number of left luggage facilities in the Piccadilly Circus area -  location, availability and pricing information can be found through an internet search for local companies.

There are bars situated on the Dress Circle and Stalls auditorium levels.  Drinks may be taken into the auditorium and staff can offer assistance purchasing beverages if customers are unable to access the bar areas.  You can also pre-order via the CrowdEngage pre-show text sent out on the day of your booking to pre-order for at seat service.

Please be aware that if you arrive late to the theatre you may be asked to wait for a suitable break before entering the auditorium, which may be the interval. You may be asked to sit in different seats to those which you originally booked until the interval in order to minimise disruption to those customers already inside the auditorium.

If you leave the auditorium during the performance to use the toilet, bar, or for any other reason you may have to wait until a suitable break in the performance before being able to re-enter. This may be the interval.