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All-star cast revealed for thrilling stage version of The Exorcist

The cast has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of The Exorcist, starring  BAFTA Award Winner Paul Nicholas as Father Merin.

Inspired by true events, this devilishly thrilling tale has been adapted from William Peter Blatty’s original screenplay by John Pielmeier and will be directed by Sean Mathias, featuring the voice of Ian McKellen as the Demon.

The play also features Sophie Ward, best known for her roles in Holby City and Heartbeat, with Ben Caplan as Father Damien.

Ben Kaplan as Damian & Paul Nicholas as Father Merrin. Credit The Other Richard.

When the medical profession fails to provide answers to young Regan’s strange symptoms, her desperate mother Chris turns to a local priest for help. But before Father Damien can tackle what’s before him, he must overcome his own shaken beliefs, as this fight is for more than just one girl’s soul…

Widely considered the scariest movie of all time, the film adaptation of The Exorcist sparked unprecedented worldwide controversy when it was released in cinemas in 1973.

Winner of two Academy Awards, William Friedkin’s masterpiece 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.

Now, 45 years after its release, fans of the film and theatre alike get to experience a visually astounding, intelligent and thrilling theatrical experience…

The Exorcist is at the Opera House Manchester from Tuesday 22nd to Saturday 26th October 2019. Book online at atgtickets.com/Manchester

Samuel Payne
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Reviewer of Theatre in the North, including releases of classic film and television.

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