THE EXORCIST (play)
NOT SUITABLE FOR THOSE AGED UNDER 18, THE EASILY OFFENDED, OR THOSE OF A
Ends 10th March
Young Regan's illness is beyond medical help. Her head's spinning
(literally) and she is "projectile vomiting" like a good 'un. Father
Damien from the local church is the last hope - but his faith is
William Peter Blatty's head-spinning novel is adapted by John Pielmeier,
for direction by Sean Mathias.
Not available. Reports from professional reviewers are mixed for this one.
One or two reject outright the adaptation, finding it not only not scary, but
actively laughable. The majority are far more impressed, feeling that the script
produces a very decent structure that is built on exceptionally well by the
creative team. There's much praise for the special effects and the way in which
the famous screen moments make it to the stage convincing and intact.
Of the cast, Jenny Seagrove and Clare Louise Connolly as Mother and Regan get
the highest praise, with priests Adam Garcia and Peter Bowles also noted for
Pretty much a crowd-pleaser for the less susceptible souls, seems to be the
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