Stunning production of Shaffer’s masterpiece

A NEW production of Peter Shaffer’s psychological thriller Equus comes to Bath Theatre Royal from Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 6th April, after its opening to rave reviews in London

Director Ned Bennett’s startling staging of this thought-provoking modern classic is presented by English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East.

When teenager Alan Strang’s pathological fascination leads him to blind six horses in a Hampshire stable, psychiatrist Dr Martin Dysart feels compelled to uncover the motive. And 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.

Equus, inspired by a true story, exploded onto the scene in 1973 and was adapted for the cinema in 1977.

The role of Martin Dysart is played by Zubin Varla. Ethan Kai, who plays teenager Alan, is best known as Kasim Sabet in Emmerdale. Syreeta Kumar plays Dora Strang and Horse.  The Children Act.

The cast is completed by Robert Fitch as Frank Strang and Horse; Keith Gilmore as Harry Dalton, Nurse and Horse; Norah Lopez Holden as Jill Mason and Horse; Ruth Lass as Hester Salomon and Horse and Ira Mandela Siobhan as Young Horseman and Nugget.

The play is suitable for audiences aged 14 and older.

Performances are at 7.30 each evening, with 2.30 matinees on Wednesday and Saturday.

For more information  telephone 01225 448844 or visit the website,

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