First Look Friday - Equus

First Look Friday - Equus

Posted On: Jul 5, 2019
By Spencer Rust
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    Opening very soon, we tell you everything you need to know about Equus at the Trafalgar Studios 1! 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).

    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.

    Lauded for their performances, the Stratford East cast of Equus will return, in particular, Ethan Kai (Goats) as teenager Alan Strang and Zubin Varla (Jesus Christ Superstar) as Martin Dysart. They are joined by Ira Mandela Siobhan (Feast) as Young Horseman/Nugget, Keith Gilmore (Romeo and Juliet) as Harry Dalton/Nurse/Horse, Norah Lopez Holden (The Winter's Tale) as Jill Mason/Horse, Robert Fitch (Frank Strang/Horse Wait Until Dark), Ruth Lass (The Tempest) as Hester Salomon/Horse and Syreeta Kumar (Made in India, The Husbands) as Dora Strang/Horse.

    Here's our top picks of Equus' incredible critics reviews:

    THE OBSERVER

    5 stars
    'You will not see a better production of this masterpiece.'

    THE TELEGRAPH

    5 stars
    'Still has the power to shock and provoke shivers.'

    EVENING STANDARD

    5 stars
    'Mesmerising intensity and intimacy'

    At the Trafalgar Studios 1, from 6 July to 7 September 2019, book your Equus tickets today!

    Cast of Equus in three photos. Man on far left with his arms in the air dressed in a brown jacket. Man on far right in orange hue with outstretched arm and bare chest. Men in middle bent over, looking into each others eyes.