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Equus to run in the West End at Trafalgar Studios

The English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East co-production will come to Trafalgar Studios

Ira Mandela Siobhan (Young Horseman,Nugget), Ethan Kai (Alan Strang)
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The English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East co-production of Peter Shaffer's Equus will transfer to the West End later this summer.

Directed by Ned Bennett (An Octoroon), Peter Shaffer's 1973 piece follows a teenage boy and his psychiatrist as the boy deals with his violent behaviour and an equine obsession.

After initially premiering at Theatre Royal Stratford East in February 2019, the show embarked on a UK-wide tour, which recently concluded. It will now have a limited season at Trafalgar Studios, commencing on 6 July and running until 7 September.

The show will star Robert Fitch (Frank Strang/Horse), Keith Gilmore (Harry Dalton/Nurse/Horse), Ethan Kai (Alan Strang), Norah Lopez Holden (Jill Mason/Horse), Ira Mandela Siobhan (Young Horseman/Nugget) and Zubin Varla (Martin Dysart) with further casting to be announced.

Equus has design from Georgia Lowe, lighting from Jessica Hung Han Yun, composition and sound from Giles Thomas and movement from Shelley Maxwell.

WhatsOnStage's Alun Hood gave the production a full five star write-up, saying the show is "troubling, rich and riveting...a must-see."

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