A Prayer for Wings is a beautifully observed slice of life (despite odd moments that remind you it was written 35 years ago).
The Exorcist is a little flabby, even at a short 100 minute running time, and it never matches the nerve-shredding tension of the movie version, but there are sufficient scares to get the blood pumping.
The West End hit, Bill Kenwright Productions’ stage adaptation of The Exorcist, is now at Theatre Royal Windsor ahead of a new UK-wide tour. Is this demonic tale as scary as ever? We’ve rounded up a selection of review highlights. Time to get booking!
The demon is waiting… Is the scariest movie of all time even scarier live onstage? Take a look at these two trailers of The Exorcist for a hint, but you’ll have to be brave enough to buy a ticket to confirm. The hit play returns to the stage tomorrow at Theatre Royal Windsor. Time to get booking!
Did you know that John Pielmeier, who has adapted The Exorcist for the stage, is also the award-winning writer of Broadway hit play and Jane Fonda-led Hollywood film Agnes of God? As The Exorcist returns to the stage at the Theatre Royal Windsor ahead of a new tour, we talked to him about faith, demons and Ian McKellen. Time to get booking!
Are you ready to be scared out of your wits again? Following its successful West End run in 2017-8, the acclaimed adaptation of classic horror film The Exorcist returns to the stage next week at the Theatre Royal Windsor with a stellar cast at the start of a brand-new tour. For the truly brave, the performance on Friday the 13th of September will be followed by a special ghost tour of the theatre. Time to get booking!
Ian McKellen will bring his show Ian McKellen On Stage: With Tolkein, Shakespeare, Others And You to London’s Harold Pinter Theatre from 20 September 20 2019 to 5 January 2020, directed by Sean Mathias.
“It’s so rare these days to see a play about optimism,” the wonderful actor Malcolm Sinclair told me after a performance of Gently Down the Stream at the Park Theatre.
LLLC’s Emma Clarendon chatted to the actor Harry Lawtey about his latest role in Gently Down the Stream at the Park Theatre.
Martin Sherman’s beautifully thoughtful and poignant examination of relationships through the eyes of two different generations in Gently Down the Stream is mesmerising from start to finish.
Possibly, in part, autobiographical, Gently doesn’t so much meander into London’s Park Theatre, but gushes uncontrollably, simultaneously unleashing a torrent of laughter, hurt, pain and undeniable pleasure. This astonishing production, directed by Sean Mathias, is a triumph.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Wednesday 20 February 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will be at the UK premiere of Martin Sherman’s latest play Gently Down the Stream. Got any questions?
The full cast has been announced for the UK première of Martin Sherman’s new play Gently Down The Stream, following a critically acclaimed run at the Public Theater in New York. Sean Mathias directs Jonathan Hyde, Ben Allen and Harry Lawtey. The production opens at Park Theatre on 18 February 2019, with previews from 13 February, running until 16 March.
London’s Park Theatre has announced its new January to June 2019 season featuring seven world and four UK/European premieres.
It is a complicated logistical exercise to put on stage all the elements familiar from the film, and to deliver them with an authentic sense of menace. Often it works, the bed shaking and 360-degree head rotation are very effective.
Classic horror film The Exorcist is brought to life on stage for the first time in this new production directed by Sean Mathias and running at the West End’s Phoenix Theatre until 10 March 2018. But does it thrill and scare audiences as it should?
We worked a few scenes during the audition run, including the iconic movie moment where Regan spins her head around. I made sure I told our director Sean Mathias that my neck was extremely flexible!
Jenny Seagrove, Peter Bowles, Adam Garcia and Clare Louise Connolly reprise their performances in the West End transfer of The Exorcist.
Forty-five years after William Peter Blatty’s best-selling novel terrified an entire generation, The Exorcist will be unleashed onto the West End stage for the very first time, opening at the Phoenix Theatre in October.
I try to test my prejudices when it comes to playwrights for whom I have little fondness but the reality is that its hard to psyche yourself up in the name of being open-minded. Harold Pinter is one of those writers for me.
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