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 to 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 stars BAFTA Award Winner Paul Nicholas (Just Good Friends), Sophie Ward (Holby City, Heartbeat) and Ben Caplan (Call the Midwife), while featuring 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 experience.
Tickets for the Gaiety show are from €21 and are on sale now. Visit gaietytheatre.ie for more details.