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Ghost of Christmas past.

A CHILLING horror story widely believed to be one of the most frightening pieces of British TV drama ever shown is the Loft Theatre Company's latest production.

Don Taylor's The Exorcism was first aired on television in 1972 as a 'live' play.

Set on Christmas Day, Edmund (Joshua Pink) and Rachel (Karen Brooks) have invited close friends Dan (Sean Glock) and Margaret (Ruth Herd) to their idyllic rural cottage for the festive period.

The mood is one of celebration as they enjoy a lavish feast, until there is a power cut.

The party atmosphere changes rapidly as events become stranger and then frightening. Have they drunk too much? Are they hallucinating? Is the house haunted by something terrible? "While this is a ghost story in the traditional sense," says director Darren Scott, "we are not offering up any spectral bodies or clanking chains.

"That said, what we can promise our audiences is an atmospheric couple of hours that will chill them even more than the cold winter's evening."

The Exorcism runs at The Loft Theatre, Victoria Colonnade, Leamington Spa, from tomorrow until Saturday, January 24, with a performance each evening at 7.30pm except Sunday.

After the Monday show there will be an opportunity for members of the audience to discuss the play and its subject matter with the cast, crew and director.

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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Jan 16, 2015
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