Peter Shaffer’s award-winning psychological theatre Equus is revived by director Ned Bennett in a bold new production.
Inspired by a true story, Peter Shaffer’s gripping psychological thriller, Equus, explores 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.
Equus is a co-production between UK Theatre Award winners English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East. Director Bennett’s work includes the Evening Standard Award-winning An Octoroon, which opened at the Orange Tree Theatre in Spring 2017 and later transferred to the National Theatre. This production received huge critical acclaim when it played at Theatre Royal Stratford East earlier in the year, resulting in its subsequent West End transfer.
The show stars Ethan Kai (Goats, Royal Court) as Alan Strang, opposite Zubin Varla (Fun Home, Young Vic) as psychiatrist Martin Dysart. The ensemble comprises Robert Finch, Keith Gilmore, Norah Lopez Holden and Ira Mandela Siobhan, with further casting to be announced.
Don’t miss this critically acclaimed and piercingly memorable play’s powerful rebirth at Trafalgar Studios 1 between 6 July – 7 September 2019.