Barn Theatre Club presents

Equus by Peter Shaffer


By Peter Shaffer
Directed by Steve Thompson
26th – 31st October 2021 at 8:00pm in the Studio
Matinee on October 30th 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.

There is no performance on Thursday 28th October

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


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.

Part of the Barn’s 2021-2022 Season.


Directed by
Steve Thompson


Martin Dysart
Frank Strang
Dora Strang
Hesther Salomon
Harry Doulton


Production Manager
Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Rehearsal Prompt
Poster Design


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


‘A Masterpiece.’

The Observer

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

The Telegraph

‘Mesmerising intensity and intimacy’

Evening Standard 

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

Plays To See

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

Broadway World UK

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