If musicals are not your cup of tea, then a trip to see The Exorcist on stage is the perfect alternative to get your theatre fix. The production follows the events of the 1973 film relatively closely, with cleverly crafted illusions to recreate some of the more shocking scenes (such as the head rotation), which left the audience gasping. The show is visually remarkable, with the perfectly suited lighting and staging creating the tense and gloomy atmosphere in which the disturbing events unfold. The show offers a spectacle of cutting edge effects which gives the production maximum impact and ensures the audience members are on the edge of their seat at all times.
If you are a fan of the original novel or the film, then the theatre show is a must-see, and it has to be said that it is one of the most unique productions currently showing in the West End, due to its horrifying subject matter.
Although the production is generally dark throughout, Tristram Wymark as the character of Burke offers some hilarious comic relief to momentarily lift the spirits of the audience. Ian McKellen is also the voice of the devil, which is impeccably embodied by the character of Reagan as she battles with the possession.
So, if you prefer your theatre more thrilling, and adrenaline-rush inducing this show is definitely for you. Beware however, it is most definitely not suitable for children (or scaredy-cats!).
The production is running until 10 March 2018.