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Don’t miss out on this dark psychological spectacle, a perfect blend of drama and mystery. Follow the footsteps of a psychiatrist who tried to treat a young man with a twisted, pathological, religious fascination with horses.

Why Watch Equus

This play, written by Peter Shaffer in 1973 is back in the Westend for a limited time rerun! Directed by Ned Bennett, this classic, Tony award-winning play is a must watch for those who love a dark tale and a bold new production. Based on a true story, this play explores devotion, myth, and sexuality in gripping detail.

The Story

This critically acclaimed classic follows the footsteps of the psychiatrist Dr. Martin Dysart and his daunting task to treat teenager Alan Strang. The catch being, Alan’s violent act of blinding six horses. While Dr. Dysart tried to uncover young Alan’s motives, he begins to question his motives and sanity in a world purely driven by consumerism. This tale explores themes of devotion, myth, and sexuality. A mature watch and one that will move an audience in the most unexpected ways. This critically acclaimed drama ensures an evening of thematic explorations like never before.

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Lovers of psychological dramas | Fans of the original play

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Show Details

Show Timings

Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri 7:30 PM
Thu & Sat 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM

Duration
TBC

Leading Roles
Ethan Kai as Alan Strang
Zubin Varla as Dr. Martin Vysart

Directed by
Ned Bennett

Important Information
This production contains themes of violence and discussions of mental health. It also contains scenes of sexual violence, full frontal nudity, and strong language.
BSL Performance – 14th March (7:30 PM) | Captioned Performance – 15th March, 2019 (7:30 PM) | Audio Described Performance – 16th March, 2019 (2:30 PM).

Additional Information

Audience
Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Available Facilities
In-house bar
Wheelchair accessible

Seating
The Arts Theatre has a seating capacity of 460 split over three tiers..

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

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My Tickets

You will receive an email with your voucher. You may display your voucher on your mobile phone. Please carry a valid photo ID for identification.

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Where?

Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, London

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