It was a movie that struck fear into many a moviegoer, had pickets outside cinemas when it was released in 1973, and was banned in the UK for over 20 years, but now The Exorcist is making its way to London’s West End in the Autumn.
The Exorcist based on the William Peter Blatty novel of the same name, is considered by many as the scariest movie of all time, and tells the story of Regan and her battle to survive when it appears that hell has been unleashed on her and her family.
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…
Bill Kenwiright Productions will bring the “uniquely theatrical experience” to life and it will be directed by Sean Matthias (No Man’s Land) with story adaptation by John Pielmeier. The production will open at London’s Phoenix Theatre on October 20 and will run until March 10, 2018.
The creative team will include the Olivier Award winning designer Anna Fleischle (Hangmen), with lighting design by Tim Mitchell (RSC/Guys and Dolls), London Road‘s Adam Cork will be responsible for original composition and sound design, and Impossible‘s Ben Hart in charge of illusion design. Many people will instantly recognise the haunting theme music from the film “Tubular Bells” by Mike Oldfield and one can only hope that they will be granted permission to use the music for the show.
There is currently no news on cast at present but there is no doubt that this production will be something that has not been seen on the West End before. Tickets for the production will go on general sale at 4pm on Friday August 11.
The Exorcist will be performed at 8pm Monday to Thursday, with performances at 6pm and 9pm on Friday, and 4pm and 8pm on Saturday.
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