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Ethan Kai as Alan Strang in Equus

Ethan Kai as Alan Strang in Equus

Equus transfers to the West End

Eleni Cashell

By Eleni Cashell First Published 21 May 2019, Last Updated 24 May 2019

The iconic psychological thriller Equus is transferring to the West End, following a successful run at Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Directed by the award-winning Ned Bennett, this bold revival will open at London’s Trafalgar Studios on the 6 July for a strictly limited run until 7 September.

Inspired by a true story, Equus is a gripping and transfixing psychological thriller which sets out to explore the complex relationships between devotion, myth and sexuality.

When teenager Alan Strang’s pathological fascination leads him to blind six horses in a Hampshire stable, psychiatrist Dr Martin Dysart is tasked with uncovering the motive behind the boy’s violent act. As Dysart delves into Alan’s world of twisted spirituality, passion and sexuality, he begins to question his own sanity and motivations in a world driven by consumerism.

The cast from the show’s initial run at Theatre Royal Stratford East will reprise their roles in the transfer. The Equus cast is:

  • Robert Fitch (Frank Strang/Horse)
  • Keith Gilmore (Harry Dalton/Nurse/Horse)
  • Ethan Kai (Alan Strang)
  • Norah Lopez Holden (Jill Mason/Horse)
  • Ira Mandela Siobhan (Young Horseman/Nugget)
  • Zubin Varla (Martin Dysart)

There is also further casting to be announced.

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