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.
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