Runaway Entertainment announce that Frankie Bridge will join the cast of 2:22 – A Ghost Story playing the character Lauren in her West End debut after Sophia Bush has unfortunately had to withdraw from the production due to illness. Frankie Bridge will perform from August until the end of the run on 17 September.
The Producers have said: ‘Due to illness, Sophia Bush has unfortunately had to withdraw from the production. We are delighted to welcome Frankie Bridge to the 2:22 family. Our talented understudies Gemma Yates and Allie Dart have been covering the role of Lauren on rotation. We are hugely grateful to them for stepping up so brilliantly. They will continue until Frankie begins.’
Sophie Bush added: “I am truly gutted that my time in 2:22 A Ghost Story has come to an unexpected and early end.
I came down with a virus in June and have not been able to bring my body back to a baseline. After weeks of being intermittently pulled off stage, visiting multiple doctors and spending a night in the Emergency Room, I’ve been advised by expert healthcare specialists that I needed to end my time on stage and be under the care of my doctors at home in the US.
I owe a debt of gratitude to my incredible cast mates and to every member of our extraordinary company, who became fast family. It means the world to me that so many fans traveled to London to see the show. If you’re booked for future nights, please still go and support my brilliant costars. They will blow you away! And I know that Frankie Bridge will be astounding as she makes Lauren her own through the rest of this run.
There is no greater experience than the stage. I miss it madly. I love it deeply. And I cannot wait for the next one.”
On joining the 2:22 cast Frankie said: ‘I’ve loved 2:22 A Ghost Story since I first saw it, so landing the role of Lauren is a total dream come true. Never one to do things by halves, it’s an honour to be making my West End debut on such a clever, suspense-filled production and I couldn’t be more excited to join the cast. Lauren is a joy to play with so many layers and emotions to explore. I can’t wait for you to meet her!’