Robert Fitch will play Frank Strang/Horse.
His theatre credits include Jerusalem, Journey’s End (The Watermill Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Mercury Theatre Colchester), A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream (Stafford Festival Shakespeare), Anne Boleyn (Shakespeare’s Globe / ETT tour), Edward II (Rose Theatre), Terms of Endearment (York Theatre Royal), The Wings of The Dove (Minerva Theatre), Dangerous Corner (Theatre Royal Windsor) and Wait Until Dark (Garrick Theatre).
Keith Gilmore will play Harry Dalton/Nurse/Horse.
His theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare’s Globe). Film credits include Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.
Ethan Kai will play Alan Strang.
His theatre credits include Goats (Royal Court Theatre) and Returning to Haifa (Finborough Theatre). His television credits include Emmerdale as series regular Kasim Sabet; and for film, Instrument of War.
Syreeta Kumar will play Dora Strang/Horse.
Her theatre credits include The Breakfast Plays (Traverse Theatre), Made in India, The Husbands (Soho Theatre), Twelfth Night, Midnight’s Children, Hamlet, Camino Real, Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Shakespeare Company) and Little Red Riding Hood (Theatre Royal Stratford East). Television credits include Coronation Street as series regular D.C. Leslie.
Norah Lopez Holden will play Jill Mason/Horse.
Theatre credits include The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Almighty Sometimes, Our Town (The Royal Exchange), Othello (The Tobacco Factory), Ghosts (HOME).
Ruth Lass will play Hester Salomon/Horse.
Theatre credits include The Tempest (Barbican, BITE Festival), Hamlet (LIFT Festival), Wagner Dream (Barbican), Martin Yesterday (Royal Exchange Theatre), Live Like Pigs (Royal Court Theatre) and The House of Bernarda Alba (Young Vic).
Ira Mandela Siobhan will play Young Horseman/Nugget.
Theatre credits include Feast (The Young Vic), Lifeguard (The National Theatre of Scotland) and FELA! (The National Theatre).
Zubin Varla will play Martin Dysart.
Zubin trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Theatre includes: Fun Home, Measure for Measure and The Changeling (Young Vic), Dara, The Enchantment, Attempts on Her Life, The Life of Galileo and Cyrano de Bergerac, (National Theatre), War Horse(NT/New London Theatre), Poison (Orange Tree Theatre), The Unknown Island (The Gate), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Globe), Troilus and Cressida (RSC/Wooster Group), Julius Caesar (Lyric Hammersmith), Two Gentlemen of Verona, Midnight’s Children, The Tempest, Roberto Zucco, Bartholomew Fair, Faust, The Painter of Dishonour and Romeo & Juliet (RSC), The El Train (Hoxton Hall), Don Juan Comes Back from the War (Finborough), Into Thy Hands (Wilton’s), Twelfth Night (Donmar in the West End/The Wyndham's Theatre), Paradise Regained (Royal Court), Teeth ‘n’ Smiles (Sheffield Crucible), Jesus Christ Superstar, Beautiful Thing (West End), Chess (Denmark Tour), Dr Foster (Menier Chocolate Factory), Hello and Goodbye (Southwark Playhouse), Antigone (The Old Vic), In the Heart of America (Bush Theatre), A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of King Arthur, Romeo & Juliet, Lady Be Good (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Amadeus (Tour), In the Solitude of Cotton Fields (ATC).
Film and Television includes: Mad, Sad and Bad, Jacob, Deep State 1 and 2 (Fox), Will (TNT), Our Girl, Strike Back IV (HBO/Sky), Holby City, Garrow’s Law, Hustle, Little Dorrit, Saddam’s Tribe, Silent Witness, Spooks, Twelfth Night, Dalziel & Pascoe, The Bill, Crocodile Shoes, Luv.
Radio includes: Havana Quartet, The Changeling, The Threepenny Opera and Season of Migration to the North (BBC Radio 3), The Prospect I, Gandhi’s Goat, The Wizard of Oz, A Dish of Pomegranates (BBC Radio 4).
Zubin has recorded with Nitin Sawhney on his album Human. Other albums Zubin is featured on include Jesus Christ Superstar and Chess.
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 Eye, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Black Comedy, White 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.