Forty-five years after William Peter Blatty’s best-selling novel terrified an entire generation, The Exorcist will be unleashed onto the West End stage for the very first time in a uniquely theatrical experience directed by Sean Mathias and adapted for the stage by John Pielmeier.
The Exorcist will play a strictly limited run at the Phoenix Theatre from 20th October 2017 to 10th March 2018.
Widely considered the scariest movie of all time, the film adaptation of The Exorcist sparked unprecedented worldwide controversy when it was released in cinemas in 1973. Winner of two Academy Awards, William Friedkin’s masterpiece saw audiences petrified to the point of passing out and went on to become one of the top ten highest grossing films of all time.
“Oh please, Mother, make it stop! It’s hurting.”
When the medical profession fails to provide answers to young Regan’s strange symptoms her desperate mother Chris turns to a local priest for help. But before Father Damien can tackle what’s before him, he must overcome his own shaken beliefs, as this fight is for more than just one girl’s soul…
Jenny Seagrove will play Chris MacNeil opposite Peter Bowles as Father Lankester Merrin, Adam Garcia as Father Damien Karras, Clare Louise Connolly as Regan, Todd Boyce as Doctor Strong, Mitchell Mullen as Doctor Klein, Elliot Harper as Father Joe and Tristram Wymark as Burke.
Bill Kenwright presents
A play by John Pielmeier.
Adapted from the novel by William Peter Blatty.
Directed by Sean Mathias.
By Special Arrangement with Ben Sprecher and Stuart Snyder
In Association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Monday to Thursday and Saturday at 8.00pm and Friday at 9.00pm. Matinees on Friday at 6.00pm and Saturday at 4.00pm. No performances on Sundays.
Charing Cross Rd
London, WC2H 0JP