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.

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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.