Equus

Equus

Details

An English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East co-production. 

Inspired by a true story, Peter Shaffer’s gripping psychological thriller, EQUUS, explores 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 spirituality, passion and sexuality, he begins to question his own sanity and motivations in a world driven by consumerism.

Award winning director Ned Bennett brings Peter Shaffer’s psychological thriller Equus to the stage in a bold new production of the critically-acclaimed classic.

Booking Inquiries: When booking tickets online you cannot leave an isolated seat, so please call our friendly Box Office team on 020 8534 0310 if you need any help.

Currently seats are on sale from Row B in the stalls backwards, and it is possible that Row A will go on sale at a later date, so please be aware that purchasing seats in Row B does not guarantee that you will be in the front row.

Our ticket prices increase as the theatre fills. We always recommend booking early to secure the best seats at the best price.

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Show Info

Previews: Fri 15 - Wed 20 Feb
Time: 7.30pm (with matinees at 2.30pm)
Price: From £10
Runtime: TBC
Age Guidance: 14+ (see trigger warnings)

Concessions: £10 tickets for under 26s.
Click here for details about companion/carer tickets.
Newham Discount Night: £5 tickets for Fri 15 - 20 Feb. Click here for more information.


Access performances:
BSL Performance - Thu 14 Mar, 7.30pm
Captioned Performance – Fri 15 Mar, 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance – Sat 16 Mar, 2.30pm

Dates, Times & Tickets
  • Fri 15 Feb 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £24.00 Newham Discount Night and Preview
  • Sat 16 Feb 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £24.00 Newham Discount Night and Preview
  • Mon 18 Feb 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £24.00 Newham Discount Night and Preview
  • Tue 19 Feb 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £24.00 Newham Discount Night and Preview
  • Wed 20 Feb 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £24.00 Newham Discount Night and Preview
  • Thu 21 Feb 2019 7:00 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Fri 22 Feb 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Sat 23 Feb 2019 2:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Sat 23 Feb 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Tue 26 Feb 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Fri 15 Feb 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £24.00 Newham Discount Night and Preview
  • Sat 16 Feb 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £24.00 Newham Discount Night and Preview
  • Mon 18 Feb 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £24.00 Newham Discount Night and Preview
  • Tue 19 Feb 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £24.00 Newham Discount Night and Preview
  • Wed 20 Feb 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £24.00 Newham Discount Night and Preview
  • Thu 21 Feb 2019 7:00 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Fri 22 Feb 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Sat 23 Feb 2019 2:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Sat 23 Feb 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Tue 26 Feb 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
Cast and Creative

Writer – Peter Shaffer
Director - Ned Bennett
Designer - Georgia Lowe
Lighting Designer - Jessica Hung Yun
Composer and Sound Designer - Giles Thomas
Movement Director - Shelley Maxwell
Assistant Director – Denzel Wesley-Sanderson
Casting Director: Anne McNulty

Sir Peter Shaffer’s (1926 – 2016) plays include The Salt Land, The Prodigal Father, Balance of Terror, Five Finger Exercise (Evening Standard Drama Award), The Private Ear, The Public EyeThe Royal Hunt of the SunBlack ComedyWhite Lies, The Battle of Shrivings, Yonadab, The Gift of the Gorgon, Lettice and Lovage and Amadeus (Evening Standard Drama Award and Tony Award for Best Play)His plays adapted for film include Five Finger ExerciseThe Royal Hunt of the Sun, Equus and Amadeus (Academy Award for Best Picture), for television The Salt Land and Balance of Terror, and for radio The Prodigal Father and Whom Do I Have the Honour of Addressing?. In 1994, Shaffer was Visiting Professor of Contemporary Drama at St. Catherine's College, Oxford. He was awarded the CBE in 1987 and was knighted in 2001.

Ned Bennett directs Equus. He is an award-winning theatre director, who trained at the Royal Court, the National Theatre and LAMDA. His work includes the Evening Standard Award-winning An Octoroon, which opened at the Orange Tree Theatre in Spring 2017 and will transfer to the Dorfman in Summer 2018, and Buggy Baby which opened at the Yard Theatre in March of this year. He directed the Bruntwood Prize-winning Yen at the Manchester Royal Exchange which transferred to the Royal Court in 2016, and Pomona which was commissioned by the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and transferred to the Orange Tree, and then to the National Theatre. Pomona and Yen won Bennett the UKT Best Director award 2015. Pomona won four Off-West End awards: Best Director, Best Production, Best New Play and Best Lighting Design. 

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