Ian McKellen will feature in the West End premiere of The Exorcist as the voice of the Demon, it's been announced.
From 20th October, the stage adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s iconic best-selling novel will be unleashed onto the London stage for the very first time in a uniquely theatrical experience at the Phoenix Theatre.
McKellen is currently starring in King Lear in Chichester and was last seen on stage in London with Patrick Stewart in No Man’s Land.
Directed by Sean Mathias and adapted by John Pielmeier, The Exorcist will see Jenny Seagrove playing Chris MacNeil opposite Peter Bowles as Father Lankester Merrin, Adam Garcia as Father Damien Karras, Todd Boyce as Doctor Strong, Elliot Harper as Father Joe, Isla Lindsay as Sharon, Mitchell Mullen as Doctor Klein, Tristram Wymark as Burke and Clare Louise Connolly as Regan.
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…
Want to hear Ian McKellen's devil voice in action? See the trailer here...
The Exorcist will run from 21 October 2017 - 10 March 2018 at the Phoenix Theatre, with tickets available HERE.
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