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Norah Lopez Holden, Keith Gilmore, Robert Finch, Ruth Lass, Ethan Kai, Zubin Varla, Ira Mandela Siobhan & Syreeta Kumaer. Credit – Craig Sugden

Norah Lopez Holden, Keith Gilmore, Robert Finch, Ruth Lass, Ethan Kai, Zubin Varla, Ira Mandela Siobhan & Syreeta Kumaer. Credit - Craig Sugden

Cast announced for Equus at Theatre Royal Stratford East

Eleni Cashell

By Eleni Cashell Published 10 January 2019

The cast for critically-acclaimed classic, psychological thriller Equus has been announced.

A collaboration between English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East, the Equus production will open at the Theatre Royal Stratford East (15 February –23 March), before touring across the UK.

Directed by Ned Bennett, the cast is:

Robert Finch (Frank Strang/Horse), Keith Gilmore (Harry Dalton/Nurse/Horse), Ethan Kai (Alan Strang), Syreeta Kumar (Dora Strang/Horse), Norah Lopez Holden (Jill Mason/Horse), Ruth Lass (Hester Salomon/Horse), Ira Mandela Siobhan (Young Horseman/Nugget) and Zubin Varla (Martin Dysart).

Inspired by a true story, Equus tells the dark tale of teenager Alan Strang, and his psychiatrist Dr Martin Dysart. When Dr Dysart is tasked with uncovering the motive of Alan’s violent acts against horses, he delves into Alan’s world of twisted spirituality, passion and sexuality, and begins to question his own sanity and motivations.

Equus will tour in the following venues:

  • Theatre Royal Stratford East (15 February –23 March)
  • Cambridge Arts Theatre (26 – 30 March)
  • Theatre Royal Bath (2 – 6 April)
  • Bristol Old Vic (16 – 20 April)
  • The Lowry (23 – 27 April)
  • Northern Stage (30 April – 4 May)
  • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre (7 – 11 May)
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