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The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
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By Peter Shaffer
Directed by Steve Thompson
22nd – 27th November 2021 at 8:00pm
Matinee on November 27th at 3:00pm

Duration: 2.5hrs approx, including one interval.

Peter Shaffer’s gripping psychological thriller explores the complex relationships between devotion, myth and sexuality.

‘Haunting, engrossing theatre…rich and riveting…a must-see…takes the breath away.’

5/5
WhatsOnStage

Dr Martin Dysart, a disaffected psychiatrist, is faced with a unique case when a young man, Alan Strang, is brought to him for treatment. Alan, a passionate and obsessive horse lover, has blinded six horses, to the horror and surprise of his family. In his efforts to coax Alan out of his shell and treat him, Dr Dysart begins to unravel the complex psychological puzzle of Alan’s obsessions. Dysart discovers a fervent, passionate, almost religious power that has both the power to destroy Alan, and perhaps, to save the doctor himself. English playwright Sir Peter Shaffer’s international hit is a dazzling, complex, and thrilling look at passion, sex, religion, and sanity.

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

Directed by
Steve Thompson

CAST

Martin Dysart
Frank Strang
Dora Strang
Hesther Salomon
Harry Doulton

CREATIVE TEAM

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MEDIA & REVIEWS​

‘Haunting, engrossing theatre…rich and riveting…a must-see…takes the breath away.’

5/5
WhatsOnStage

‘A Masterpiece.’

5/5
The Observer

‘Still has the power to shock and provoke shivers.’

5/5
The Telegraph

‘Mesmerising intensity and intimacy’

5/5
Evening Standard 

‘Breathtaking, startling and gripping… compelling… thought-provoking’

5/5
Plays To See

‘Tremendous. Something that should be seen by everyone.’ 

5/5
Broadway World UK

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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Statement

At the Barn we are committed to promoting equality and challenging discrimination in all its forms. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for all members of the cast and creative team, regardless of their race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity and will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

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