Thursday 7 June 7.30pm at The Coliseum Theatre Aberdare
London Classic Theatre present 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.
Equus was originally staged in 1973 at the Royal National Theatre, London. In 1977, a film adaptation of the play was released starring Richard Burton and Peter Firth. In 2007, the play was revived in the West End for the first time since its première, in a critically-acclaimed production starring Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths.
Peter Shaffer was born in 1926. His award-winning plays include The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1964), Black Comedy (1965) and Amadeus (1979). Equus won the Tony Award and New York Critics Circle Award for Best New Play in 1977.
‘taut, flawless and compelling’ The Stage
‘astonishing theatricality...beautifully lit and staged’ Hexham Courant
‘quite simply, this is the kind of show for which awards are given’ WhatsOnStage
Contains strong language, adult themes and nudity. Age Guidance 14+
£12.50, Concessions £9.50, Students £7.50.
Part of the Drama Bundle
See Frank Vickery’s Granny Annie (at any of the venues), Equus at The Coliseum and The Games at The Muni for just £24.00 full price (saving you up to £13.00) and £19.00 concession price (saving you up to £12.00)
Tickets must be all be purchased at the same time (as a single transaction) and only available from the Box Office, not on-lin