A brand new spine-tingler is on its way to the West End — so be brave and see it if you dare! 2.22 A Ghost Story is a tense supernatural thriller, where otherworldly things are happening every night at exactly 2:22 am. Do you believe it is possible that the dead can return to life? It's time to test your courage at the Criterion Theatre.
2.22 A Ghost Story is the latest work from Danny Robins. Sam and Jenny have just moved into a new house and Jenny has become convinced that it’s haunted. The pair argue about whether or not ghosts do exist with their first dinner guests — and the group decides to stay up until 2:22 am in a bid to confront the unknown. 2:22 A Ghost Story is directed by Matthew Dunster.
The West End has an impressive heritage when it comes to nailbiting scary stories, so 2:22 A Ghost Story play follows a fine tradition and a pedigree of shows including Susan Hill’s 'The Woman in Black', which has been performed in London since 1989 — along with other popular theatrical chillers such as 'The Exorcist', and 'Ghost Stories',
2:22 A Ghost Story, is written by Danny Robins who has previous form in this area after creating the BBC series 'Young Dracula' as well as two spook-tastic podcasts, 'The Battersea Poltergeist' and 'Haunted'.
Don’t miss out on this new scary theatrical rollercoaster ride at the Criterion Theatre.
There are three tiers in the Criterion Theatre - the stalls on the ground floor, the dress circle one floor up and then the upper circle on the second floor. The theatre has many seats that feature quite severe restrictions due to support pillars that are located on the first two levels. The seats in the upper circle however while not offering a lot of legroom for taller patrons, do mostly have a relatively decent view of the stage with no interference from either pillars or an overhang as there is no balcony section. Booking tickets at the Criterion Theatre in this section does offer some value, especially for weekend performances when tickets in the other sections will be sold at a premium and expensive.
The clear view seats in the front and centre of both the stalls and dress circle both offer good views of the stage (despite the seating in the stalls not being raked steeply) however, there are issues towards the back of the stalls from the overhang from the dress circle that can affect the view from row M onwards. There are also pillars obstruct the view to the back of the stalls that are a problem. In the dress circle there are some specifically designated ‘restricted view’ seats because of the pillars that support the upper circle in Row C. All seats that do feature restrictions however should be priced accordingly, and it will depend on the actual production as to how severe the restrictions are so it is highly recommended that patrons study the seating plan thoroughly before booking tickets at the Criterion that are marked as 'restricted view', and always remember that 'cheap' is not always a 'bargain!'