The Exorcism

Date 22nd November 2019
Society Radyr Drama Society
Venue Morganstown Village Hall
Type of Production Play
Director Gill Evans


Author: Allan Mears

I was not familiar with the play, to be honest I had never heard of it, so I was looking forward to seeing my first play by Don Taylor. The Curtains opened to reveal a well designed, constructed and decorated set.

Patrick Baker as Edmund showed lots of different emotions, a sympathetic character which grew as the show progressed. 

Melanie McLeod as Rachel used all her experience to produce a very good performance in this pivotal role, her ‘turn’ in the spotlight was simply captivating.

Peter Griffiths as Dan filled this role with great style, expression and comedy timing throughout. 

Helen Blundell as Margaret was played in a very down to earth manner. The interpretation by this actress gave a very measured and thoughtful performance.

The cast worked very hard, producing some very creditable performances creating some very nice pieces of theatre. Excellent team work, good delivery of dialogue, clear diction all made for a polished performance from this talented cast.

Lighting and Sound were particularly important to the plot, in this piece, creating the tension and the atmosphere.

This was quite a brave choice of play in the current climate and I would urge you to continue to be bold in your choices and help to push boundaries in non professional theatre.


This chilly tale of the supernatural was just the ticket for a cold, dark November evening.