Lily Allen will tread the boards for the first time later this summer, when she stars alongside former EastEnders actor Jake Wood in a new supernatural thriller.
2:22 – A Ghost Story will be on stage at the Noel Coward Theatre from 11th August.
The cast also includes Julia Chan and Hadley Fraser.
The play is described as an “edge-of-your-seat, supernatural thriller”, and centres on Jenny (Lily Allen), who believes her new home is haunted, but her husband Sam (Hadley Fraser) isn’t having any of it.
They argue with their first dinner guests, old friend Lauren (Julia Chan) and new partner Ben (Jake Wood). Can the dead really walk again? They decide to stay up to 2.22 to find out…
Speaking about her new role, Allen said: “I am so excited about getting to work on this play. The live performance aspect of my career has always been the most thrilling part for me, connecting with a group of individuals and the spontaneity of whatever happens on the night.
“I feel that stepping into this play is an exciting natural extension of that and affords me the best of all worlds. I get to explore mature subject matter, be a woman with a real point of view and show the West End audiences how much I love live performance and being in front of an audience.”