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Theatre-goers and fans of psychological thrillers alike will have the chance to see the Tony award-winning Peter Shaffer play, Equus, at Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre.
The show, which has been adapted by Wendy Kesselman and is presented by the London Classic Theatre Company, will be hitting centre stage in Cheltenham from Monday 21 to Saturday 26 May 2012, following the success enjoyed by its recent West End revival.
Equus is inspired by a true story and follows the troubles of 17-year-old Alan Strang, who is sent to a psychiatric hospital after blinding six horses with a metal spike. His psychiatrist must dig deep into the past in order to help free him of his demons, forcing him to relive the horror of that terrible night.
English playwright Peter Shaffer came up with Equus in 1973, after hearing about a real crime committed in Suffolk involving a teenager blinding horses. It has since been adapted into an award-winning film starring Richard Burton and Peter Firth, as well as countless critically-acclaimed stage versions.
Organisers said the thriller explores the complex relationships between worship, myth and sexuality but warn that it contains strong language, adult themes and nudity.
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