Trafalgar Theatre Productions, Mallory Factor for Hill Street Productions, Emmanuel Ciolfi, Francis Hellyer and GWB Entertainment present The English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East production of EQUUS.
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Tickets for the West End transfer of Equus tickets available now.
Earlier this year Equus had a stunning 5-star run at the Theatre Royal Stratford East that kicked off a national tour with English Touring Theatre. Now, award-winning director Ned Bennett is bringing his incredible revival of Peter Shaffer's Equus to London's Trafalgar Studios. This incredible production is not to be missed and is coming to London for a limited 9-week run, tickets for Equus are sure to be some of the season's hottest tickets. Act fast to guarantee you get the very best seats at the very best prices.
What is Equus about?
Six horses have been mutilated with a metal spike, the question isn’t who committed the heinous act, but why. Dr Martin Dysart must try to discover what drove 17-year-old stable boy Alan Strang to commit the grisly crime. The psychiatrist becomes a detective as he searches for Alan’s motives. As Dysart delves further into Alan’s world of warped worship, sexuality and religious fervour, he begins to question himself- his own sanity and motivations.
Peter Shaffer’s dark psychological play looks into what it means to be normal, and what compels us to do the things we do. The shocking production has garnered numerous 5-star reviews from leading national publications and the West End transfer of Equus is expected to thrill critics and audiences alike.
Trafalgar Studios Equus cast and creatives
The Stratford East cast of Equus will return for the Trafalgar Studios run and this should have audiences overjoyed. The cast were lauded all round for their performances, in particular, stars Ethan Kai (Goats at the Royal Court Theatre) as teenager Alan Strang and Zubin Varla (Jesus Christ Superstar at the Lyceum Theatre) as Martin Dysart. They are joined by Ira Mandela Siobhan (Feast at The Young Vic) as Young Horseman/Nugget, Keith Gilmore (Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare's Globe) as Harry Dalton/Nurse/Horse, Norah Lopez Holden (The Winter's Tale at Shakespeare's Globe) as Jill Mason/Horse, Robert Fitch (Frank Strang/Horse Wait Until Dark at the Garrick Theatre), Ruth Lass (The Tempest at the Barbican) as Hester Salomon/Horse, Syreeta Kumar (Made in India, The Husbands at the Soho Theatre) as Dora Strang/Horse.
Sir Peter Shaffer is an award-winning playwright with over a dozen highly successful plays to his credit. Aside from Equus, which has long been his most successful play, his most famous play is Amadeus, which won both Tony and Evening Standard Drama Awards for Best Play. The critical success of Amadeus spawned a film adaptation, which went on to win the 1985 Academy Award for Best Picture.
Ned Bennett has been much praised for his revival of Equus. He trained as a director at the Royal Court, LAMDA and National Theatre. Many of the plays he has directed have won awards, including the Bruntwood Prize-winning Yen at the Manchester Royal Exchange, the recent Evening Standard Award-winning play An Octoroon, and the multiple award-winning play Pomona.
What audiences have been saying about Ned Bennett's Equus
"I thought this production was absolutely excellent, revelatory really. Very simple, startling, theatrical, but nothing went to waste; it was very spare and excellent performances all around. I recommend it very strongly to people who have seen the play before, and people who don't know it." – Sir Ian McKellen
"That was one of the most beautiful and moving pieces. The examples of Ned Bennett's work that stand out in this are just amazing. Just mind-blowing." – Martina Laird
“The actors portraying the horses are absolutely phenomenal. It’s extremely believable, every detail of the movement and of the energy of the presence is thought of and beautifully done."
“It was really phenomenal and really capturing of the intensity of the play.” – Mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz Obe
The Stratford East production of Equus has now recently been shortlisted for the ADB Award at the 2019 Knight of Illusion Awards ceremony this year.
Tickets for Equus at Trafalgar Studios on sale now!
Tickets for Equus’ West End run are expected to be in high demand so be sure to act quickly to secure your seats. Book Equus tickets for the limited Trafalgar Studios run sharpish to make certain you have the most affordable tickets whilst stocks last.