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Equus

London Classic Theatre presents

Equus

By Peter Shaffer

Tues 24 - Sat 28 April 2012

  • Presented at Belgrade Main stage
  • Tickets: £7 - £18 (Concessions £7 - £13)

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Inspired by a true story, Peter Shaffer’s gripping psychological thriller, Equus, explores the complex relationships between worship, myth and sexuality.

In a Hampshire stable, a youth blinds six horses with a metal spike.

Convicted of this appalling crime, seventeen-year-old Alan Strang is sent to a secure psychiatric hospital. Martin Dysart, the child psychiatrist assigned to him, begins to probe Alan’s past in an attempt to understand his motives. Initially the boy is silent and uncooperative, but as Dysart digs deeper, he begins to win Alan’s trust and the truth gradually emerges. Finally, as Alan struggles to be free of his demons, he must relive the events of that terrible night.

Equus was originally staged in 1973 at the Royal National Theatre, London. In 1977, a film adaptation of the play was released starring Richard Burton and Peter Firth. In 2007, the play was revived in the West End for the first time since its première, in a critically-acclaimed production starring Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths.

Peter Shaffer was born in 1926.His award-winning plays include The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1964), Black Comedy (1965) and Amadeus (1979).

Equus won the Tony Award and New York Critics Circle Award for Best New Play in 1977.

Equus contains strong language, adult themes and nudity.

Running Time: 2hrs 20mins, including 20min interval

Tue 24 Apr 7:45pm
Wed 25 Apr 2:30pm
Wed 25 Apr 7:45pm
Thu 26 Apr 7:45pm Post-Show Discussion
Fri 27 Apr 7:45pm Captioned Performance
Sat 28 Apr 2:30pm Audio Described
Sat 28 Apr 7:45pm
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