The Exorcist at Manchester Opera House

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The Exorcist at Manchester Opera House, City Centre, 22–26 October 2019, from £13.00 - Book now

The two-time Oscar-winning horror, based on true events, has sent spines tingling since 1973, now The Exorcist has been adapted for the stage.

This thrilling live theatrical experience, featuring the voice of Ian McKellen as the Demon, is set to petrify audiences at Manchester Opera House this October.

Set to petrify audiences, featuring the voice of Ian McKellen as the Demon.

Sparking unprecedented worldwide controversy when it was released in cinemas in 1973, The Exorcist is still widely regarded as the scariest movie of all time. Picking up two Academy Awards, the iconic horror reportedly saw some audience members pass out with fear, and went on to become one of the top ten highest-grossing films of all time. Now, 45 years after its film release, fans of the original and theatre-lovers alike are able to enjoy this visually miraculous stage show. Technically accomplished, all of your favourite bits from the film make it onto the stage – as such, this production is not suitable for those under the age of 15 or for those with a nervous disposition.

The Exorcist tells the story of a young girl, who begins experiencing strange symptoms. When her desperate mother Chris is unable to get any answers from medical professionals, she reluctantly seeks the help of a local priest. But before Father Damien can assist, he has to face his own shaken beliefs – the challenge lying ahead of him is bigger than just one girl’s soul.

A truly talented trio of stars in what promises to be a sensational production.

Direct from London’s West End, the haunting production has been adapted for the stage by John Pielmeier and directed by Sean Mathias. Originally based on the best-selling novel by William Peter Blatty, the show will star national treasure and BAFTA Award Winner, Paul Nicholas as Father Merin. TV star Sophie Ward, best known for her roles in Holby City and Heartbeat, will play Chris alongside Ben Caplan as Father Damien. A truly talented trio of stars in what promises to be a sensational production.

The Exorcist at Manchester Opera House, City Centre

22–26 October 2019
From £13.00

Dates and Times

  • 23 October 2019, 2:30 pm–5:00 pm
  • 25 October 2019, 5:00 pm–7:30 pm
  • 26 October 2019, 5:00 pm–7:30 pm
  • Always double check dates and times with the venue before making a special visit

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