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Equus transfers to Trafalgar Studios

Ethan Kai as Alan Strang in Equus.

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

AWARD-winning director Ned Bennett’s bold revival of Peter Shaffer’s iconic psychological thriller, Equus, is transfering to the West End this summer.

Following its hugely successful run, the English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East production will open at London’s Trafalgar Studios on July 6 for a strictly limited season until September 7, 2019.

Inspired by a true story, Equus is a gripping and transfixing psychological thriller which sets out to explore the complex 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. As Dysart delves into Alan’s world of twisted spiritualty, passion and sexuality, he begins to question his own sanity and motivations in a world driven by consumerism.

The cast includes Robert Fitch (as Frank Strang/Horse), Keith Gilmore (Harry Dalton/Nurse/Horse), Ethan Kai (Alan Strang), Norah Lopez Holden (Jill Mason/Horse), Ira Mandela Siobhan (Young Horseman/Nugget) and Zubin Varla (Martin Dysart) will reprise their roles for the West End transfer with further casting to be announced.

Equus is directed by Ned Bennett and designed by Georgia Lowe, with lighting by Jessica Hung Han Yun and choreography and movement direction by Shelley Maxwell. Composer and sound designer is Giles Thomas and associate director is Denzel Westley-Sanderson.

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.

Tickets: From £25. To book, call the box office on 0844 871 7632 or visit equuswestend.com/.

Times: Moday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm.