The Exorcist

Horror novel and subsequent film, The Exorcist, has had a stage adaptation confirmed, which will run in London from this autumn.

Due to open at the Phoenix Theatre in the West End on 20th October, the new scary production will run until 10th March 2018. Tickets are on sale now.


The Exorcist is about the demonic possession of twelve-year-old Regan MacNeil, the daughter of famous actors. Two priests, Father Damien Karras and Father Lankester Marrin, visit their home in Georgetown in an attempt to rid Regan from the demon, called Pazuzu.

Audiences will watch as Father Damien attempts to tackle what's before him, while trying to overcome his own shaken beliefs at the same time.

Ticket buyers should note that this production contains material which ‘may shock and offend’. There is also a recommended age guidance of 18 and above.

Creative team and casting information

The Exorcist in the West End is a play directed by Sean Mathias and adapted for the stage by John Pielmeier.

This stage adaptation premiered at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 2016, and starred Adam Garcia (Wicked) as Karras, Peter Bowles as Merrin and Jenny Seagrove as Chris. Casting for the London production is yet to be announced.

More about The Exorcist

The stage adaptation of The Exorcist comes 45 years after the original release of William Peter Blatty’s best-selling novel, which was made into a film just two years later, in 1973.

The film is considered as ‘one of the scariest films ever’, and the screen adaptation sparked worldwide controversy when it was released in cinemas. Winner of two Academy Awards, the film saw audiences petrified to the point of passing out and went on to become one of the top ten highest grossing films of all time.

Group booking

Group tickets are available for parties of eight or more people. GTOs should call 020-7206 1174 to make a booking.

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