Casting has been announced for the UK & Ireland tour of The Exorcist.

BAFTA Award Winner, Paul Nicholas (Just Good Friends) will play ‘Father Merin’ alongside TV star Sophie Ward (Holby City, Heart Beat) as ‘Chris MacNeil’ and Ben Caplan (Call The Midwife) as ‘Father Damien’.

The spine-tingling stage production of The Exorcist, based on the best-selling novel by William Peter Blatty and inspired by true events premiered to critical acclaim in the West End last year.

The cast is completed by Tristram Wymark, Stephen Billington, Patrick Toomey, Joseph Wilkins, Susannah Edgley, Jonathan Blakeley, Eliza Capel and features the voice of Ian McKellen as the Demon.

This devilishly thrilling tale has been adapted for stage by John Pielmeier and is directed by Sean Mathias (Waiting for Godot, No Man’s Land).

The tour  opens at the Theatre Royal Windsor on 4 September 2019, the will then visit Glasgow, Wimbledon, Stoke, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Manchester, Dublin, Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen.