31-05-2012 - 02-06-2012
THURSDAY 31 MAY - SATURDAY 2 JUNE 7.30PM · MATINEE FRIDAY 2.30PM
London Classic Theatre presents
EQUUS - by Peter Shaffer
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.
Originally staged at the Royal National Theatre, London in 1973 and filmed with Richard Burton and Peter Firth in 1977, Equus was revived in the West End in 2007 for the first time since its premier, in a critically-acclaimed production starring Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths. Peter Shaffer's other award-winning plays include The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Black Comedy and Amadeus.
Contains strong language, adult themes and nudity.
Tickets £12.00; Concessions £10.00; Matinee £6.00
Box Office 01642 81 51 81 or 729 729Middlesbrough Theatre