Equus UK Tour

English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East will present Peter Shaffer’s award-winning play Equus on tour. The Equus UK Tour plays from the 15 February – 11 May 2019.

English Touring Theatre Equus UK Tour
Inspired by a true story, Peter Shaffer’s gripping and transfixing psychological thriller is re-imagined by award-winning theatre director Ned Bennett in this major new revival for 2019.

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 spiritualty, passion and sexuality, he begins to question his own sanity and motivations in a world driven by consumerism.

Norah Lopez Holden, Keith Gilmore, Robert Finch, Ruth Lass, Ethan Kai, Zubin Varla, Ira Mandela, Siobhan Syreeta-Kumaer. Photo: Craig Sugden

Ned Bennett directs Robert Finch (Frank Strang/Horse), Keith Gilmore (Harry Dalton/Nurse/Horse), Ethan Kai (Alan Strang), Syreeta Kumar (Dora Strang/Horse), Norah Lopez Holden (Jill Mason/Horse), Ruth Lass (Hester Salomon/Horse), Ira Mandela Siobhan (Young Horseman/Nugget) and Zubin Varla (Martin Dysart) completes the cast. The production opens at Theatre Royal Stratford East on 21 February, with previews from 15 February and runs until 23 March prior to embarking on a UK tour to Cambridge Arts Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath, Bristol Old Vic, The Lowry, Northern Stage and Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.

Equus is designed by Georgia Lowe, lighting design by Jessica Hung Han Yun, composition and sound design by Giles Thomas, movement direction by Shelley Maxwell, assistant direction by Denzel Wesley-Sanderson, and casting by Anne McNulty CDG.


15 February – 23 March 2019
Theatre Royal Stratford East

26 – 30 March 2019
Cambridge Arts Theatre

2 – 6 April 2019
Theatre Royal Bath

16 – 20 April 2019
Bristol Old Vic

23 – 27 April 2019
The Lowry

30 April – 4 May 2019
Northern Stage

7 – 11 May 2019
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre


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