The best-selling novel, the Oscar-winning film, and now the spine-tingling live production, the new stage adaptation of The Exorcist is set to travel from the West End to Ireland’s Gaiety Theatre from October 29 – November 2.
Inspired by true events, the story centres on young girl Regan and her increasingly strange sickness. When the medical profession fails to provide answers, 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.
This devilishly thrilling tale has been adapted for stage by John Pielmeier (Agnes of God) and directed by Sean Mathias (Waiting for Godot, No Man’s Land). It also features the voice of Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings, X-Men) as the Demon.
William Friedkin’s 1973 Academy Award-winning film adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s novel thrilled audiences across the globe and gained a huge cult following. Now, 45 years after the films release, organisers say fans of the film and theatre alike get to experience a visually astounding, intelligent and haunting theatrical experience.
Opening at the Theatre Royal Windsor on September 2, 2019, the production will then visit Glasgow, Wimbledon, Stoke, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Manchester, Dublin, Edinburgh, Inverness, Aberdeen and Bromley, with further dates and star casting to be announced soon.
Tickets for the Gaiety show are from €21 and go on sale this Friday, March 29. Visit gaietytheatre.ie for more details.