Casting announced for The Exorcist at the Phoenix Theatre
The three actors will reprise their roles from the original Birmingham Rep production, as will Peter Bowles as Father Lankester Merrin, Clare Louise Connolly as Regan, Todd Boyce as Doctor Strong, Mitchell Mullen as Doctor Klein and Tristram Wymark as Burke. Elliot Harper will play Father Joe.
Based on the best-selling novel by William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist is about about the demonic possession of a twelve-year-old whose parents are famous actors. Two priests are brought in to attempt to exorcise the demons, with terrifying consequences. It was adapted into an Oscar-winning horror film in 1973.
The stage adaptation will be directed by Sean Mathias, with designs by Anna Fleishle, lighting by Philip Gladwell, compositions and sound by Adam Cork, projections by Jon Driscoll and Gemma Carrington, and illusions by Ben Hart.
It runs at the Phoenix Theatre from 20th October until 10th March.
Peter Bowles will play Father Lankester Merrin, the titular exorcist. Bowles has previously appeared in the West End in Hay Fever (Theatre Royal Haymarket), The Entertainer (Shaftesbury Theatre) and a number of roles under the late Sir Peter Hall.
Jenny Seagrove plays Chris, the mother of Regan. Her theatre career includes Alan Ayckbourn’s How The Other Half Loves at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Tennessee Williams’ Night Of The Iguana, and The Country Girl, alongside Martin Shaw.
Adam Garcia will play Father Damien Karras, and is probably best known for originating the role of Fiyero in the London production of Wicked. His most recent London theatre credits include Kenneth Branagh’s The Winter’s Tale (Garrick Theatre) and Kevin Elyot’s last play Twilight Song at the Park Theatre.
The Exorcist Tickets are available now.