It’s set to be a head-turner. The Exorcist to be unleashed on West End stage

“I’m telling you that ‘thing’ upstairs isn’t my daughter…”

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 directed by Sean Mathias and adapted for the stage by John Pielmeier.

The Exorcist will run at the Phoenix Theatre from October 20. Do you have the stomach for it this Halloween?

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.

The production originally premiered at Birmingham Rep last year, starring Jenny Seagrove, Adam Garcia and Peter Bowles, and it scared the pants off its audience.

Now Bill Kenwright is bringing the show to the West End, in association with Birmingham Rep, and it runs at the Phoenix Theatre from October 20 – March 10.

*The production contains material which may shock and offend. Recommended age guidance 18+. Scaredy cats need not apply.

Here’s the trailer to the original Birmingham Rep production to give you a taste of what’s to come

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