New stage version of The Exorcist to open at Phoenix Theatre London

The Exorcist tickets at Phoenix Theatre London

Sean Mathias is to direct a new stage production of the cult horror novel The Exorcist which will run at the Phoenix Theatre from 20 October 2017 to 10 March 2018. This unique stage experience has been adapted for the stage by John Pielmeier based on William Peter Blatty’s best-selling novel. Considered by many to the scariest movie of all time, the motion picture was no stranger to controversy when it had its original cinema release in 1973. The film would go on to win two Academy Awards and became on of the top ten highest grossing films of all time – despite reports of petrified audiences passing out. “Oh please, Mother, make it stop! It’s hurting.” 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, … Read more

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Coming To London

Everyone's Talking About Jamie West End Tickets

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the new musical that was a hit at Sheffield Crucible, is to transfer to London’s West End in November. The show, about a 16-year-old’s journey to being himself in drag, will run at the Apollo Theatre from November 22, with previews from November 6. It premiered in Sheffield in February this year. John McCrea will reprise the lead role of Jamie alongside most of the Sheffield Crucible cast including Josie Walker, Mina Anwar, Tamsin Carroll, Daniel Anthony, Luke Baker, Courtney Bowman, James Gillian, Harriet Payne, Shiv Rabheru, Lucie Shorthouse and Kirstie Skivington. Inspired by a documentary telling the true story of 16-year-old Jamie Campbell, the musical was developed by composer Dan Gillespie Sells and writer and lyricist Tom MacRae with director Jonathan Butterell. The London transfer is presented by producer and theatre owner Nica Burns of Nimax Theatres. She said: “Everybody seemed to be talking about … Read more

REVIEW: The End Of Longing, Playhouse Theatre ✭✭✭

The End Of Longing by Matthew Perry at the Playhouse Theatre London

The End of Longing Playhouse Theatre 3 Stars BOOK TICKETS Imagine an episode of Friends. Except they’re all now in their 30s and 40s, and are plagued by their addictions and neuroses (insert joke about the upcoming Friends reunion here). That’s the basic premise of The End of Longing; a coming of age story for those who are already of a certain age. And to top it off, its star and writer is Matthew Perry, best known for playing wisecracking Chandler Bing in the much loved American sitcom. The play follows four hopeless singletons in the city as they seek to make sense of their questionable life choices and ticking biological clocks. There’s Jack (an alcoholic, played by Perry) Stephanie, (a prostitute), Stevie (needy and neurotic) and Joseph (nice but dim). Naturally, being a romantic comedy, they all improbably bump into each other and then start pairing up. Jack and … Read more

REVIEW: Hangmen, Wyndham’s Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

Hangmen Tickets Now On Sale

If you can trust anyone to execute a black comedy, it’s Martin McDonagh. The Irish playwright is an undoubted master of the genre, with an enviable back catalogue which includes The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Lieutenant of Inishmore and In Bruges. Hangmen is a worthy addition to his collection, offering a fascinating insight into the dark absurdities of a death-fixated culture