VenueGielgud Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From16th February 2007
Opened27th February 2007
To9th June 2007
PricesFrom £19.50. To £49.50.
What is currently on at Gielgud Theatre (V395)
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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. Inspired by a true story, Peter Shaffer's unique psychological thriller explores the complex relationships between worship, myth and sexuality. Equus contains strong language, adult themes and nudity. The play won both the Tony Award and New York Critics Circle Award for Best New Play in 1977.
Author Peter Shaffer

Archive :: production:T197029766, play:S3180, venue:V395

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Equus ... review
21Mar07: Peter Shaffer's superb play back in the West End
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Producer David Pugh
Producer Dafydd Rogers
Director Thea Sharrock
Design John Napier
Lighting David Hersey
Sound Gregory Clarke
Performer Daniel Radcliffe (Alan Strang)
Performer Richard Griffiths (Martin Dysart)
Performer Jenny Agutter (Hesther Saloman)
Performer Joanna Christie (Jill)
Performer Will Kemp (Nugget)
Performer Jonathan Cullen
Performer Colin Haigh (u/s Martin Dysart)/Harry Dalton)
Performer Karen Meagher
Performer Gabrielle Reidy
Performer Greig Cooke
Performer Joel Corpuz
Performer Temujin Gill
Performer Jami Quarrell (u/s Harry Dalton)

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