The critically acclaimed production from English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East of Peter Shaffer’s award-winning play Equus transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season.
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 actions. 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.
★★★★★ 'You will not see a better production of this masterpiece’ Observer
★★★★★ ‘Exhilarating. On tour, it gripped a full house seemingly discovering it for the first time. Capable of shaking a new generation of theatregoers’ The Telegraph
★★★★★ 'Still has the power to shock and provoke shivers’ The Telegraph
★★★★★‘Mesmerising intensity and intimacy. A magnificent evening’ Evening Standard
★★★★★ 'Riveting and engrossing theatre. It's a must-see’ WhatsOnStage
Inspired by a true story, Peter Shaffer’s transfixing psychological thriller is re-imagined by award-winning director Ned Bennett in this new production at London’s Trafalgar Studios for 9 weeks only.
Age recommendation: 14+ (Contains themes of violence, discussions of mental health, scenes of sexual violence, full-frontal nudity and strong language). Performance contains strobe lighting, smoking on stage, haze.