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About the Show Less...

Psychiatrist Martin Dysart tries to solve the problem of why a normal 17-year-old would suddenly blind six horses with a hoof pick. Read More >

Psychiatrist Martin Dysart tries to solve the problem of why a normal 17-year-old with a routine life and a loving family would suddenly blind six horses with a hoof pick. What drove Alan Strang to such an act of violence?

Dysart is played by West End veteran Richard Griffiths who won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in 2005 for his performance in The History Boys. Alan Strang is played by Daniel Radcliffe, who is best known for playing the wizard student Harry Potter in all of the Harry Potter films.

 Some scenes in this production may be unsuitable for children.

For more information about this production, please read our First Night Feature.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 16/02/2007

Opening Night: 27/02/2007

Closing Night: 09/06/2007

Running time: 2h40

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Cast & Creative


Richard Griffiths, Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Cullen, Gabrielle Reidy, Jenny Agutter, Joanna Christie, Colin Haigh, Will Kemp, Karen Meacher, Joel Corpuz, Jami Reid-Quarrell, Greig Cooke, Temujin Gill, Jonathan Readwin


Director - Thea Sharrock

Producer - David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers

Designer - John Napier

Lighting Designer - David Hersey

Movement Director - Scarlett Mackmin

Sound - Gregory Clarke

Author - Peter Shaffer

About Gielgud Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, W1D 6AR

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