Equus - About The Show

ABOUT THE SHOW

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.

Inspired by a true story, Peter Shaffer’s ‘mesmerising’ (Evening Standard) and transfixing psychological thriller is re-imagined by award-winning director Ned Bennett in this ‘dazzling new revival’ (Sunday Times) at London’s Trafalgar Studios for 9 weeks only.
★★★★★
‘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

★★★★★
"Ned Bennett here stakes another claim to being hailed one of the most exciting directors of his generation with this enthralling, imaginative take on a modern classic."
WhatsOnStage

★★★★
‘A dazzling revival.’
Sunday Times

★★★★
"This is Equus with the reins off."
The Times

★★★★
‘Ethan Kai is a revelation and Zubin Varla is sensational.’
The Times

★★★★
‘Exhilarating. Bennett is a director to watch.’
The Guardian

★★★★
‘Stark, striking, and really quite brilliant.’
The Stage

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