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The critically acclaimed production from Theatre Royal Stratford East transfers to the West End

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Sat 6 Jul - Sat 7 Sep, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

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Ned Bennett’s revival of Peter Shaffer’s 1970s drama, which pits reason against passion, is a brilliant and engrossing evening. Shaffer’s play can seem a little ponderous and full of itself and transforms it into a psychological thriller which interrogates the banality of everyday life, the feelings that seethe beneath and the way repression deforms us. Bennett makes stable boy Alan Strang’s homeo-erotic relationship with horses explicit in an evening of real power.
Trafalgar Studios have snapped up another of London's best Off West End hits for a well deserved transfer. When it opened at Theatre Royal Stratford East earlier this year, the Evening Standard critic described Equus as "mesmerising" in its intensity and intimacy. Following the great reviews, it played to sold out audiences night after night. If you weren't lucky enough to get a ticket the first time, this is your chance.

About Equus

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.