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The Exorcism

The Exorcism
Written by Don Taylor
Directed by Peter Gray
30 September – 5 October 2002

Dan and Margaret have come to spend Christmas with Rachael and Edmund in their newly renovated 17th Century labourer’s cottage. Margaret gives them a present of a primitive African wood carving, depicting a woman in childbirth – a fertility symbol. Rachael, who loves Baroque music, has been given a Christmas present of a harpsichord from Edmund. Later as she plays, she suddenly gets a sinister feeling of Déjà vu. Shortly afterwards, all the electricity fails. A power cut? Perhaps, but the phone is also out-of-order. This sets in motion an unstoppable series of macabre events, which mount to a terrifying climax.


Dan – Richard Self
Edmund – Ian Macdonald
Margaret – Carol La Roche
Rachel – Suzannah Churchill


Stage Managers – David Tallowin, Steve Lovall
Assistant Stage Manager – Betty Bailey
Set Design and Construction – David Tallowin, Steve Lovall, Frank Andrews, Peter Gray
Lighting – Ivor Lumiere
Sound Design – Keith Jarman
Sound – Alec Tullis
Costumes – Marjorie Sawyer
Properties – Pauline Ellard, Patricia Vale, Elsie Bate