Charing Cross Road, London
Opened: 20 October 2017
Closes: 10 March 2018
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Monday at 8.00pm
Tuesday at 8.0m
Wednesday at 8.0pm
Thursday at 8.00pm
Friday at 6.00pm and 9.00pm
Saturday at 4.00pm and 8.00pm
Sunday no show
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Premium Seating also available
(plus booking fees if applicable)
A major production of John Pielmeier's stage adapation of William Peter Blatty's novel The Exorcist in London starring Jenny Seagrove, Peter Bowles and Adam Garcia
When the medical profession fails to provide answers to young Reganís 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...
William Peter Blatty's best-selling novel - based on true events - is perhaps best-known for the 1973 movie adaptation which won two Oscars. This stage production comes to London's West End following a successful season at the Birmingham Rep Theatre in 2016.
PLEASE NOTE: Recommended age guidance is 18 and over. This production contains material which may shock and offend.
The cast features Jenny Seagrove as 'Chris MacNeil', Peter Bowles as 'Father Merrin' and Adam Garcia as 'Father Damien' with Todd Boyce as 'Doctor Strong', Mitchell Mullen as 'Doctor Klein', Tristram Wymark as 'Burke' and Clare Louise Connolly as 'Regan' - who all reprise their roles from the Birmingham season. The cast in London also includes Isla Lindsay as 'Sharon' and Elliot Harper as 'Father Joe'. The voice of the 'Demon' is provided by Sir Ian McKellen (please note the voice of the 'Demon' is recorded, and therefore Ian McKellen will NOT be appearing 'in person'). . Directed by Sean Mathias with designs by Anna Fleischle, lighting by Tim Mitchell, sound by Adam Cork and illusions by Ben Hart. This production was originally staged at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in November 2016.
Jenny Seagrove has performed extensively on the West End stage including the role of 'Fiona Foster' in Alan Strachan's revival of Alan Ayckbourn's How The Other Half Loves at the Haymarket Theatre Royal and transfer to the Duke of York's Theatre in 2016; the role of 'Georgie Elgin' in Rufus Norris' revival of Clifford Odets' The Country Girl at the Apollo Theatre in 2010; the role of 'Delia' in Sir Peter Hall's revival of Alan Ayckbourn's Bedroom Farce at the Duke of York's Theatre in 2010; the role of 'Leslie Crosbie' in Alan Strachan's revival of William Somerset Maugham's The Letter at the Wyndham's Theatre in 2007; the role of 'Hannah' in Anthony Page's revival of Tennessee Williams's The Night Of The Iguana at the Lyric Theatre in 2005; the role of 'Isobel' in Guy Retallack's revival of David Hare's Secret Rapture at the Lyric Theatre in 2003; the role of 'Constance Middleton' in Edward Hall's revival of William Somerset Maugham's The Constant Wife at the Apollo Theatre and transfer to Lyric Theatre in 2002; the role of 'Olive Madison' in Elijah Moshinsky's production of Neil Simon's The Female Odd Couple at the Apollo Theatre in 2001; the role of 'Laura' in Roger Redfarn stage production of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter at the Lyric Theatre in 2000; the role of 'Julia' in Auriol Smith's production of Richard Harris' Dead Guilty at the Apollo Theatre in 1995; and the role of 'Annie Sullivan' in Richard Olivier's revival of William Gibson's The Miracle Worker at the Comedy Theatre (was Harold Pinter Theatre) and transfer to Wyndham's Theatre 1994.
Peter Bowles' London theatre credits include the role of 'Sir Anthony Absolute' in Peter Hall's revival of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The Rivals at the Haymarket Theatre in 2010; the role of 'David Bliss' in Peter Hall's revival of Noel Coward's Hay Fever at the Haymarket Theatre Royal in 2006; the role of 'Joseph Duveen' in Harold Pinter's production of Simon Gray's Old Masters at the Comedy Theatre (now Harold Pinter Theatre) in 2004; the role of 'Roat' in Joe Harmston's revival of Frederick Knott's Wait Until Dark at the Garrick Theatre in 2003; the role of 'Andrew Wyke' in Elijah Moshinsky's revival of Anthony Shaffer's Sleuth at the Apollo Theatre in 2002; the role of 'Beau Brummell' in Caroline Hunt's production of Ron Hutchinson's The Beau at the Haymarket Theatre Royal in 2001; the role of 'Gary Essendine' in Richard Olivier's revival of Noel Coward's Present Laughter at the Aldwych Theatre and transfer to the Wyndham's Theatre in 1996; and the roles of 'Mr Malcolm' and 'Major Pollock' in Peter Hall's revival of Terence Rattigan's double-bill Separate Tables at the Albery Theatre (now Noel Coward Theatre) in 1993.
Adam Garcia's West End theatre credits include the role of 'Bill Calhoun / Lucentio' in Trevor Nunn's revival of Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate at the Old Vic Theatre in 2012; Dein Perry's tap dance show Tap Dogs at the Novello Theatre in 2010; the role of 'Fiyero' in the original cast of Joe Mantello's production of Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in 2006; the role of 'Chip' in Jude Kelly's revival of Leonard Bernstein's On The Town at the London Coliseum in 2005; and the role of 'Tony Manero' in the original cast of Arlene Philips' stage production of the Bee Gee's Saturday Night Fever at the London Palladium in 1998.
The Exorcist in London at the Phoenix Theatre opened on 20 October 2017 and closes on 10 March 2018.