GWB Entertainment is thrilled to confirm that global film and TV star Ruby Rose will be joining the cast of 2:22 – A Ghost Story in the role of ‘Lauren’.
The Australian production will premiere at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne from 25 July – playing for a strictly limited 4-week season.
Returning home to Melbourne, Ruby Rose, an actress, model, DJ, recording artist and television host is the second cast member announced for the thrilling production, joining Daniel MacPherson who was earlier announced in the role of ‘Ben’.
Rose emerged on MTV Australia and will next be seen on screen staring as one of the leads of Martin Campbell’s next film, Dirty Angels, opposite Eva Green, and in The Collective, opposite Tyrese Gibson.
Rose has previously starred in The Meg opposite Jason Statham, John Wick Chapter 2 opposite Keanu Reeves and xXx: Return of Xander Cage opposite Vin Diesel and was also seen in Pitch Perfect 3, alongside Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson. On the television side, Ruby was on the hit Netflix series Orange Is The New Black and the lead of Batwoman.
“What a wonderfully thrilling opportunity and to be doing this back home in Melbourne, I can’t wait,” said Rose. “The show has been a huge hit in the UK and in LA and when I heard it was coming to Australia, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to get involved. It’s going to be an incredible cast and I can’t wait to perform with Dan MacPherson in our first time working together.”
2:22 – A Ghost Story first burst onto the West End stage in 2021 and LA in 2022, quickly becoming a cult global phenomenon. The Olivier nominated production and winner of Best New Play (What’s on Stage) combines supernatural intrigue and social commentary in a spine-chilling thriller that has garnered critical acclaim, with Time Out UK calling it “a cracking supernatural thriller” and The Guardian UK praising it as “a slick, chilling romp of a play.”
The UK and LA productions previously saw high-profile actors and celebrities, including Lily Allen, Sophia Bush, Stephanie Beatriz, Tom Felton, and Cheryl, cast in previous seasons, adding another dimension to the show for audiences.
Written by award-winning writer and creator of the hit BBC podcast The Battersea Poltergeist, Danny Robins, and directed by Olivier Award-nominee Matthew Dunster, 2:22 – A Ghost Story is a brilliantly funny and adrenaline-filled night where secrets emerge, and ghosts may or may not appear. The play follows a spiralling dinner party between friends, where boundaries are pushed, secrets are spilled, and beliefs are tested.
2:22 – A Ghost Story also features set design by Anna Fleischle, costume design by Cindy Lin, lighting design by Lucy Carter, sound by Ian Dickinson, and illusions by Chris Fisher.
Produced by Tristan Baker & Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment, Isobel David, Kater Gordon, and GWB Entertainment in association with Jones Theatrical Group, 2:22 – A Ghost Story is a must-see for theatre-goers in this laugh-out-loud funny, but also seriously scary production. Further Australian cast announcements will be made soon.
2:22 – A Ghost Story plays Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne from 25 July. Tickets are now on sale. For more information, visit: www.222aghoststory.com for details.
Image: Ruby Rose (supplied)