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The Exorcist / Seance – The REP Birmingham



Looking for a spectacular evening of spooky goings on perfect for the Halloween period, well look no further! Birmingham REP is the place for you. A few of the Yelp Brum community visited the venue on Tuesday night making switching the light off when safely back at home a lot more of a thinking process!

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 ‘There was some great use of humour along the way, which I don’t remember in the film version, plus it was set in modern times, mobile phones and MRI scans. It made me think of that YouTube channel “how the film should’ve ended”, I wanted to suggest Skype exorcism to Father Merrin…’
Elite – Pete D
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‘One of the most amazing films ever had been recreated in superb fashion at the Birmingham Rep the play itself is amazing! Incredible staging and well worth going to see! All the suspense and horror of the film on stage in Birmingham! One of the best things I have seen in a long time!’
Elite – Samuel J
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 ‘I really don’t want to give too much away so I’ll just say this…. be prepared. This one is not for the faint hearted and if you have a problem with the dark, stay away.
However, for those made of tougher stuff, this is a truly immersive experience which I thoroughly enjoyed’
Elite – Loretta J

‘The production itself was impressive, with a cast that were mostly familiar.  I had been wondering how such a performance of the iconic horror tale would translate on stage and I was not disappointed.  From the glare of the lights going up, to being suddenly  (and loudly) plunged into darkness set the tone for the evening.  The effects were spectacular, with a mix of live action, projections and more traditional effects’
Elite – Bryoney C
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‘The cast acting told the story so well, they portrayed  believable characters behind the emotions, overwhelming dramatic and compelling part kept me glued to my seat in suspense’
Elite – Jenna J

I had a great time -the play felt to me to be about the right length and also the right amount of scare-factor.
The seance outside afterwards also really rounded off the evening’
Elite – Caroline C

You can read the full Yelp reviews of the event here

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