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!
Widely considered the scariest movie of all time, the film adaptation of William Peter Blatty‘s best-selling 1971 novel The Exorcist sparked unprecedented worldwide controversy when it was released in cinemas in 1973. William Friedkin’s screen masterpiece saw audiences petrified to the point of passing out. It went on to win two Academy Awards and became one of the top ten highest-grossing films of all time. Now, 45 years after its release, fans of the film and theatre alike get to experience a visually astounding, intelligent and thrilling theatrical experience.
Inspired by true events, The Exorcist centres on the strange symptoms of young Regan. When the medical profession fails to provide answers, Regan’s desperate mother Chris (Sophie Ward) turns to a local priest for help. But before Father Damien (Ben Caplan) can tackle what’s before him, he must overcome his own shaken beliefs and unite with exorcism expert Father Merrin (Paul Nicholas), as this fight is for more than just one girl’s soul…
Nicholas, Ward and Caplan star in director Sean Mathias‘ new touring production, along with Tristram Wymark, Stephen Billington, Patrick Toomey, Joseph Wilkins, Susannah Edgley, Jonathan Blakeley, and, making her professional debut as Regan, Eliza Capel.
Following its opening season at Windsor, The Exorcist will tour until 23 November 2019, visiting Glasgow, Wimbledon, Stoke, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Manchester, Dublin, Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen.
The Exorcist runs from 4 to 14 September 2019 at the Theatre Royal Windsor (less than an hour by train from London), 32 Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS, with performances Monday to Saturday at 8pm, and 4.45pm matinees on Friday 6, Saturday 7, Thursday 12 and Saturday 14 September. Tickets priced from £19.50. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!