If you are an avid theatre lover, then you have probably heard about Equus – and the fact that it is heading to the Pieter Toerien theatre.

This iconic psychological thriller written by Peter Shaffer stars Graham Hopkins as psychiatrist Dr Martin Dysart and Sven Ruygrok as 17-year-old Alan Strang

When teenage stable boy Alan Strang’s pathological fascination leads him to brutally blind six horses in a Hampshire stable, psychiatrist Dr Martin Dysart is tasked with uncovering the motive behind the boy’s violent act. 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 reckless consumerism.

With its controversial nude scene and the simulated sex act, Equus still causes quite a stir amongst theatregoers wherever it is performed around the world. Most recent being a production starring Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe as Alan Strang.

Pieter Toerien’s 1985 highly-acclaimed production of Equus at the Alhambra Theatre introduced a young and talented Jeremy Crutchley to an adoring South African public. The role of Dysart has also been played by a growing list of stars over the years including Anthony Hopkins and Leonard Nimoy.

This gripping new production is directed by Fred Abrahamse and the cast, along with Graham and Sven, includes Monique Basson, Maggie Gericke, Andrew Roux, Marc Goldberg, Cassandra-Tendai Mapanda and Len-Barry Simons.

To stand a chance to win, make sure to comment below this post and tell me where the show is being held, and also why you would love to see Equus!

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YVETTE VAN DER BERG Apr 12, 2019 at 10:14 am

At Pieter Toerien theatre. Would love to go because I love theatre

Andrea Apr 15, 2019 at 2:13 am

At Pieter Toerien theatre. My husband and I love watching plays and theatrical shows but we have not been able to attend because of the kids. It will be the perfect opportunity to have a date night!

Pat Doran Apr 15, 2019 at 12:53 pm

At the Pieter Toerien theatre at Montecasino. I can be guaranteed that this is another great play written by the great Sir Peter Shaffer. He is a awe inspiring playwriter and may of his plays have been adapted into films. Totally impressed with all of his works.

Benedict Winkler Apr 15, 2019 at 1:32 pm

Pieter Toerien theatre at Montecasino. Would be a wonderful night out as my fiance and I are finishing up exams and this would be a perfect night out.

Julie Apr 16, 2019 at 1:14 pm

At the Pieter Toerien theatre at Montecasino. I am an avid theatre lover and I have heard about Equus.

Shannon Inarman Apr 18, 2019 at 6:41 am

Pieter Toerien theatre at Montecasino.

candice levy Apr 21, 2019 at 7:04 am

Peter Toerien Theatre
I have been going to the Theatre and horse racing since I was a baby with my grandfather. Growing up at the stables and with phantom of the opera and Cats, it’s safe to say that horses and stage is in my blood. I myself perform and show jump now and currently putting together a sequal show of which we have produced and performed.

Gaynor Paynter Apr 21, 2019 at 9:55 am

Equus is going to be on at the Pieter Toerien theatre at Montecasino. I love the theatre and have never seen Equus on stage so would love this!

Fatima Mohamed Apr 21, 2019 at 2:18 pm

It’s my birthday month and I would really love to go see the show 😊

Brenda Apr 21, 2019 at 3:48 pm

Would really love to see this

TeeKay Baloyi Apr 21, 2019 at 4:26 pm

Equus is happening at the Pieter Toerien Theatre. The last staging I saw of Equus was almost a ddecade ago. And I would love to see it now with a greater level of understanding and appreciation.

    Heather Hook Apr 28, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Congrats TeeKay – I am sending you an email! HH

Vibha Jivan Apr 21, 2019 at 6:34 pm

I would love to see this show. Haven’t been to the theatre in a while. It will be an amazing experience.

Chris Apr 21, 2019 at 11:42 pm

It’s being held at the Pieter Toerien theatre in the Montecasino complex. I’d love to see Equus as I’d like to broaden my experiences in theatre shows. I’ve also read rave reviews about the show!

Jessica Apr 22, 2019 at 12:51 pm

Montecasino. I love theatre and this gives me an opportunity to see something new I wouldn’t normally see and exposes me to another genre of theatre that I hope will open me to more new genres

Rose Govender Apr 22, 2019 at 5:02 pm

Monte Casino. Just love Theatre and have heard a lot about Equus. Would love to attend

Yolanda Apr 23, 2019 at 6:06 am

Would love to take my daughter to see this, as it was her 18th Birthday on the 17 April, and mom did not have money to buy her something big and she is into theater like mad. Her first ever production is today and Thursday at Highschool Florida, she is in Matric, and Theater is her Life !! Is is doing so well in school and her Drama was 98% on her rapport ! So proud of her !!

Estleen Pretorius Apr 23, 2019 at 8:17 am

The play is being held at the Pieter Toerien theatre. I’d love to go see Equus as it seems to have an extremely interesting plot which I think I’d really enjoy seeing the development of 🙂

Chante Apr 23, 2019 at 5:09 pm

Pieter Toerien theatre.
I would love to watch Equus with my boyfriend, because we both love theatre and physiological thrillers. It could be a very interesting and intriguing production to watch. Would literally make my year!

Chante Apr 23, 2019 at 5:11 pm

Pieter Toerien theatre.
I would love to watch Equus, because I’m a huge fan of theatre as well as psychological productions. It could be intriguing and interesting to watch!

Joan Bousfield Apr 23, 2019 at 6:23 pm

At the Pieter Toerien Theatre at Monte Casino. I saw the production in 1985. Would love to see this one as well.
I thoroughly enjoyed the first one.

Joan Bousfield Apr 23, 2019 at 6:29 pm

The Pieter Toerien Theatre at Monte Casino. . I saw the production in 1985
I thoroughly enjoyed it then
I would love to see this one 🙂

Joan Bousfield Apr 23, 2019 at 6:31 pm

The Pieter Toerien Theatre at Monte Casino. . I saw the production in 1985
I thoroughly enjoyed it then
I would love to see this one 🙂
Love going to the Theatre

Fiona Couldridge Apr 24, 2019 at 1:30 am

The mighty ‘Equus’ is being staged at the Pieter Tories theatre at Montecasino. It would be a marvelous birthday treat for a teacher friend who studied Drama and Art.

Rose Apr 24, 2019 at 9:12 am

Peter Toerien, Montecasino. Anything by Sir Peter Shaffer is not to be missed. Love Theatre

Kantha Pillay Apr 24, 2019 at 2:51 pm

Pieter Toerien theatre
Love to see this play as it is brilliant

Miguel Martins Apr 24, 2019 at 5:58 pm

Equus is going to be on at the Pieter Toerien theatre at Montecasino.
This theatre production is world renowned and I would love to watch it with my girlfriend, we both love theatre and this would be an amazing opportunity to go and watch something amazing

Wassim Gilbert Apr 25, 2019 at 7:09 am

The show is being held at Pieter Toerien. I would love the tickets to go see it because I am an artist my self and am usually on the stage so it would be a great opportunity to be inspired by other people’s art. I also love the story line and theatre in general 😘

Roxanne Kotze Apr 25, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Monte Casino

Warren Jones Apr 25, 2019 at 2:10 pm

Peter Toerien Theatre. Would love to spoil my partner

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