The Exorcist - Phoenix Theatre

The Exorcist at the Phoenix Theatre

Phoenix Theatre, London
Booking to 10 March 2018
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The West End premiere of The Exorcist at the Phoenix Theatre.

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

Get ready for The Exorcist.  Forty five years after William Peter Blatty’s best selling novel terrified an entire generation, The Exorcist is coming to London’s Phoenix Theatre in a terrifying stage adaptation by John Pielmeier.

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.

The Exorcist will run from 20 October 2017 until 10 March 2018 at the Phoenix Theatre.


“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 cast features Peter Bowles (Father Lankester Merrin – the Exorcist), Jenny Seagrove (Chris MacNeil), Adam Garcia (Father Damien Karras), Clare Louise Connolly (Regan), Todd Boyce (Doctor Strong), Mitchell Mullen (Doctor Klein), Elliot Harper (Father Joe) and Tristram Wymark (Burke).


Adapted from William Peter Blatty’s novel by John Peilmier.

Sean Mathias (Bent, No Man’s Land) directs with design by Anna Fleischle (Hangmen), lighting by Tim Mitchell (Guys and Dolls), composition and sound design by Adam Cork (London Road) and illusion design by Ben Hart (Impossible).

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 10 March 2018

Important Notes

Recommended age guidance 18+ This production contains material which may shock and offend.

Venue Information

Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Piccadilly line, Northern line), Tottenham Court Road (Central line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 19, 22, 24, 38, 40, 176

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Peter Bowles, Adam Garcia and Jenny Seagrove star in The Exorcist
Casting has been announced for the West End production of The Exorcist. Sean Mathias' chilling new production of The Exorcist will star To The Manor Born's Peter Bowles as Father Lankester Merrin – the Exorcist, with Jenny Seagrove playing Reagan's mother and Wicked's Adam Garcia playing Father Damien Karras. Clare Louise Connolly will play Regan alongside Todd Boyce as Doctor Strong, Mitchell Mullen as Doctor Klein, Elliot Harper as Father Joe and Tristram Wymark as Burke. Whilst he is best remebered for playing Richard DeVere in To The Manor Born, Peter Bowles extensive theatre credits include ^ with Judi Dench at Theatre Royal Haymarket, Archie Rice in John Osborne’s The Entertainer (Shaftesbury) and several leading roles in classic plays for Sir Peter Hall.  He is currently playing The Duke of Wellington in ITV's Victoria. Jenny Seagrove's extensive theatre career includes Alan Ayckbourn’s How The Other Half Loves at the Haymarket, Brief Encounter, Volcano, Tennessee Williams’ Night Of The Iguana, David Rabe’s Hurlyburly and The Country Girl with Martin Shaw. Adam Garcia's West End credits include Kenneth Branagh's The Winter's Tale (Garrick Theatre), Chip in On The Town (London Coliseum), Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever (London Palladium) and Fiyero in the original London cast of Wicked with Idina Menzel. He was most recently on stage in Kevin Elyot’s play Twilight Song at the Park Theatre in London. His film credits includes Coyote Ugly and Riding in Cars with Boys with Drew Barrymore, and he appears in Kenneth Branagh’s forthcoming film adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express. Based on the best-selling novel by William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist is about about the demonic possession of a twelve-year-old girl.  When the medical professionals fail to help their daughter, her distraught mother turns to the Church for help with terrifying consequences. Buy tickets to The Exorcist The Oscar winning film adaptation is widely considered the scariest film of all time, and sparkedworldwide controversy when it was released in 1973. The Exorcist will run from 20 October 2017 until 10 March 2018 at the Phoenix Theatre.

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