It’s been announced that Theatre Royal Stratford East and English Touring Theatre’s co-production of Peter Shaffer’s EQUUS will transfer to the West End this Summer.
Directed by Ned Bennett (AN OCTOROON, POMONA), the new production transfers to Trafalgar Studious for a limited run from 6th July to 7th September. Bennett’s revival premiered at Theatre Royal Stratford East in February, and has recently concluded a nationwide tour this month.
The production stars Robert Fitch as Frank Strang / Horse, Keith Gilmore as Harry Dalton / Nurse / Horse, Ethan Kai as Alan Strang, Norah Lopez Holden as Jill Mason / Horse, Ira Mandela Siobhan as Young Horseman / Nugget and Zubin Varla as Martin Dysart. Further casting for the run at Trafalgar Studious is to be announced.
EQUUS tells the story of psychiatrist Martin Dysart and his attempts to treat Alan Strang, a young man with a pathological religious fascination to horses. EQUUS originally premiered at the National Theatre in 1973 before transferring to Broadway in a production that starred acting legend Antony Hopkins. Prior to the 2019 Trafalgar Studios revival, the play was last produced in the West End in 2007. The 2007 revival starred Daniel Radcliffe and the late Richard Griffiths, playing at the Gielgud Theatre before transferring to Broadway in 2009.
The new production of EQUUS features direction by Ned Bennett, design by Georgia Lowe, lighting by Jessica Hung Han Yun, composition as sound by Giles Thomas and movement by Shelly Maxwell.
EQUUS runs at London’s Trafalgar Studios from 6th July to 7th September. Tickets are on sale now.