Equus

Equus

On Stage

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

English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East present 
Equus
By Peter Shaffer
Directed by Ned Bennett

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.

When teenager Alan Strang’s pathological fascination leads him to blind six horses, 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.

Equus is a co-production between UK Theatre Award winners English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East.

SHOW INFO:

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


Concessions: Available at many performances for children and under 26s. If you can’t attend a show without the support of a companion or carer, you can get a companion ticket free of charge – click here for details. 

Newham Discount Night: There are a limited number of £5 tickets for the performances Fri 15 - Wed 20 Feb. These are available for first time visitors who live or work in Newham (proof of address required) and there's a maximum of two per person. Only available to book in person or over the phone.

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

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

  • 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
  • Wed 27 Feb 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Thu 28 Feb 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Fri 1 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Sat 2 Mar 2019 2:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Sat 2 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Tue 5 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Wed 6 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Thu 7 Mar 2019 2:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Thu 7 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Fri 8 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Sat 9 Mar 2019 2:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Sat 9 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Mon 11 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Tue 12 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Wed 13 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Thu 14 Mar 2019 2:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Thu 14 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00 BSL Interpreted
  • Fri 15 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00 Captioned Performance
  • Sat 16 Mar 2019 2:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00 Audio Described
  • Sat 16 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Mon 18 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Tue 19 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Wed 20 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Thu 21 Mar 2019 2:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Thu 21 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Fri 22 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Sat 23 Mar 2019 2:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Sat 23 Mar 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
  • Wed 27 Feb 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Thu 28 Feb 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Fri 1 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Sat 2 Mar 2019 2:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Sat 2 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Tue 5 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Wed 6 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Thu 7 Mar 2019 2:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Thu 7 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Fri 8 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Sat 9 Mar 2019 2:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Sat 9 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Mon 11 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Tue 12 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Wed 13 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Thu 14 Mar 2019 2:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Thu 14 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00 BSL Interpreted
  • Fri 15 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00 Captioned Performance
  • Sat 16 Mar 2019 2:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00 Audio Described
  • Sat 16 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Mon 18 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Tue 19 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Wed 20 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Thu 21 Mar 2019 2:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Thu 21 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Fri 22 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Sat 23 Mar 2019 2:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00
  • Sat 23 Mar 2019 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.00

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 Exercise, The 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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