William Peter Blatty’s terrifying novel will be brought to life in a new production adapted for the stage by John Pielmeier.
Forty-five years William Peter Blatty’s best-selling novel first terrified readers, The Exorcist will be brought to life in a new theatrical production directed by Sean Mathias and playing at the Phoenix theatre from the 20th October.
“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 1973 film adaption of the story is widely considered to be one of the scariest films of all time and sparked controversy when it was first released but went on to win two Oscars.
Playing for a strictly limited season at the Phoenix Theatre, the production will feature designs by Olivier Award-winning Designer Anna Fleischle (Hangmen) with lighting by Tim Mitchell (RSC/Guys and Dolls), composition and sound design by Adam Cork (London Road) and illusion design is by Ben Hart (Impossible).
Casting for the production has yet to be announced.