Inspired by a true story, Peter Shaffer’s gripping psychological thriller, Equus, explores the complex relationships between devotion, myth and sexuality. This gripping new production is directed by the award-winning Ned Bennett.

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.

Ned Bennett directs 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) completes the cast.

Please note: this production contains scenes of a violent and sexual nature including full frontal nudity. Suitable for ages 14+


Presented by English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East

By Peter Shaffer

Directed by Ned Bennett


Access Performances

Wednesday 8 May – 7:45pm performance

Post-Show Talk with members of the company

Thursday 9 May – 7:45pm performance

Captioned performance (Stage Text)

Saturday 11 May – 2:30pm performance

Touch Tour at 1:00pm (Vocal Eyes)

Saturday 11 May – 2:30pm performance

Audio-Described performance (Vocal Eyes)

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