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Adam Garcia to star in haunting West End stage adaptation of The Exorcist

The Exorcist

“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 on stage in the West End for the first time in a new theatrical experience.

Directed by Sean Mathias and adapted by John Pielmeier, The Exorcist will play a limited run at the Phoenix Theatre from 20 October.

Adam Garcia will play Father Damien Karras alongside Jenny Seagrove as Chris MacNeil opposite Peter Bowles as Father Lankester Merrin.

They’re joined by 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.

Often 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.

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For the three of you that haven’t seen the movie… 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 Exorcist is designed by Olivier Award-winning Designer Anna Fleischle with lighting by Tim Mitchell, composition and sound design by Adam Cork and illusion design is by Ben Hart.

Now is anybody brave enough to buy a ticket?

More information can be found here.

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