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Trafalgar Theatre Productions, Mallory Factor for Hill Street Productions, Emmanuel Ciolfi, Francis Hellyer and GWB Entertainment present The English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East production of EQUUS.
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‘You will not see a better production of this masterpiece’ Observer
The critically acclaimed production from English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East of Peter Shaffer’s award-winning play Equus transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season.
When teenager Alan Strang’s pathological fascination leads him to blind six horses in a Hampshire stable, psychiatrist Dr. Martin Dysart is tasked with uncovering the motive behind the boy’s actions. As Dysart delves into Alan’s world of twisted spirituality, passion and sexuality, he begins to question his own sanity and motivations in a world driven by consumerism.
Inspired by a true story, Peter Shaffer’s ‘mesmerising’ (Evening Standard) and transfixing psychological thriller is re-imagined by award- winning director Ned Bennett in this ‘dazzling new revival’ (Sunday Times) at London’s Trafalgar Studios for 9 weeks only.
Age restrictionRecommended for ages 14+
Running time2 hours 35 minutes (including interval)
Performance dates6 July - 7 September 2019
ContentThis production contains themes of violence and discussions of mental health. It also contains scenes of sexual violence, full frontal nudity, strong language and adult themes. The production contains strobe lighting (7 seconds), haze, loud noises and the smoking of herbal cigarettes. Not suitable for persons under 14 years of age.
Venue InformationTrafalgar Theatre14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
Group PricingSpecial pricing for groups of 6 or moreCheck our group prices and save!
Special OfferEquus Ticket Offer Details
£64 and £52 now £25
Valid Thursday matinees only 18 July - 5 September 2019.
This is valid for Under 25's only.
ID will be needed for collection of tickets at the Box Office
News / Awards
Who won at the 2020 Off-West End Awards?
The winners of the 2020 Offies have been announced.
The biggest winner of the Off-West End Awards this year proved to be Equus, which took home a total of three Offies including the award for Best Director (Ned Bennett) and Best Production. Gemma Barnett also notably took home the award for Best Female Performance in a Play for her one-woman monologue show A Hundred Words for Snow at Trafalgar Studios. Meanwhile, Best New Play was awarded to the Theatre503 production of Ross Willis' Wolfie whilst Best Male Performance in a Play went to Cary Crankson for his performance in Country Music at the Omnibus Theatre.
As far as the musical categories are concerned, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at the Union Theatre and Amour at the Charing Cross Theatre each picked up two prizes with the latter taking home Best New Musical in particular.
Read the list of winners in full below.
9 Mar, 2020 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
Features / New Shows + Transfers
What’s closing in London Theatre this month? (September 2019)
It’s the start of a new season and time to head back to school, but with all the new starts that September is bringing, we still must wave goodbye to some wonderful West End shows! Family favourites like Where is Peter Rabbit? and Peter Pan will be closing their doors to make way for the new. The theatre world is in constant change and whilst that’s a big part of its culture, we still get sad to see shows leave. Read below to see what shows are closing in September and be sure to hurry and get your tickets to your favourites and your must-sees before it’s too late.
1 Sep, 2019 | By Jade Ali
News / Awards
Nominees announced for 2019 Knight of Illumination Awards
The shortlist for this year's Knight of Illumination Awards has officially been announced. Having first started in 2007 and having been conceived by lighting designers Durham and Jennie Marenghi in partnership with Claypaky, the KOI has quickly become the leading showcase for both stage lighting and video design. It is now also the most credible UK awards ceremony for projection, lighting, and digital design for the entertainment industry thanks in large part to its three panels of expert judges who cooperate with such renowned organisations as the STLD (The Society of Television Lighting and Design) and the ALD (The Association of Lighting Designers).
See the list of nominees for the 2019 Knight of Illumination Awards below.
7 Aug, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
The naked truth behind the most 'shocking' scene in Equus
To perform fully nude on stage takes a lot of... well... balls. But that hasn't stopped Ethan Kai from baring it all in Equus' most notorious scene. While West End audiences and/or prudes may be 'shocked' by the near-ten minutes of 'glory,' Kai insists "the nude scene is shocking but necessary." But why does the scene continue to be so controversial? Do audiences let it distract them from the play itself? And is there really equine pornography in the piece? Find out all the answers to these questions and more as we round up a history of the buzz surrounding this infamous scene.
26 Jul, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
London Theatre Review: Equus
They shoot horses, don’t they? Well, no. Not in Peter Shaffer’s classic thriller. In Equus, the horses are blinded.
16 Jul, 2019 | By Jack Slater
News / Features / Celebrities / Interviews / New Shows + Transfers
Q&A with Ethan Kai and Robert Fitch from Equus
Following its critically acclaimed run at Theatre Royal Stratford East, Ned Bennett’s stunning revival has made its way back to London following a national tour. Peter Shaffer’s psychological thriller will play at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios for a limited 9-week run and it’s a must see! Secure your tickets to Equus in London now to avoid disappointment.
The Equus West End run has begun and there is still time to get summers hottest tickets. Before this incredible production opened its doors on 6 July, I had the opportunity to chat to a couple of members of this dynamic cast and ask them some questions all about Equus and their experiences with this thrilling play so far. Read below to see what Ethan Kai and Robert Fitch had to say…
8 Jul, 2019 | By Jade Ali
News / New Shows + Transfers
Stratford East Equus revival transfers to the West End's Trafalgar Studios
Saddle up! Ned Bennett's critically acclaimed, minimalist marvel vision of Peter Shaffer's psychological thriller Equus is set to transfer to London's West End following a five-star run at the Theatre Royal Stratford East earlier this year to overwhelming praise. The sexually-charged, equestrian drama opens on 6 July 2019 at Trafalgar Studios for a strictly limited, 9-week engagement. Tickets for Equus at Trafalgar Studios are now on exclusive priority sale.
21 May, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Casting / New Shows + Transfers
Equus casting announced for Theatre Royal Stratford East run
Casting has been announced for the upcoming Ned Bennett production of Equus at the Stratford East. The 1973 ‘equestrian’ play by Peter Shaffer is a critically acclaimed classic that originally ran at the London National Theatre from 1973 and 1975. The latest Equus revival is set to premiere on 15 February 2019.
11 Jan, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels