Following an acclaimed run, the English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East’s transfer production of Peter Shaffer's Equus opened at London’s Trafalgar Studios July 15. The show is scheduled to play a limited engagement through September 7.
Inspired by a true story, Equus sets out to explore the relationships between devotion, myth, and sexuality. 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.
Reprising their roles are Robert Fitch as Frank Strang/Horse, Keith Gilmore as Harry Dalton/Nurse/Horse, Ethan Kai as Alan Strang, Norah Lopez Holden as Jill Mason/Horse, Ira Mandela Siobhan as Young Horseman/Nugget, and Zubin Varla as Martin Dysart. Ned Bennett directs.
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Production Photos: Equus at London’s Trafalgar Studios
The creative team includes designer Georgia Lowe, lighting designer Jessica Hung Han Yun, composer and sound designer Giles Thomas, choreographer and movement director Shelley Maxwell, associate director Denzel Westley-Sanderson, and casting director Anne McNulty.
This production of Equus was produced by English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East and is produced in the West End by Trafalgar Theatre Productions.