EQUUS.....One weekend over two years ago, I was driving with a friend through bleak countryside. We passed a stable. Suddenly he was reminded by it of an alarming crime which he had heard about recently at a dinner party in London. He knew only one terrible detail and his complete mention of it could barely have lasted a minute - but it was enough to arouse in me an intense fascination. The act had been committed several years before by a highly disturbed young man. It had deeply shocked a local bench of magistrates. It lacked finally any coherent explanation. A few months later my friend died. I could not verify what he had said, or ask him to expand it. He had given me no name, no place and no time. I don't think he knew them. All I possessed was his report of a dreadful event, and the feeling engendered in me. I knew very strongly that I wanted to interpret it in some entirely personal way. I had to create a mental world where the dead could be made comprehensible. Peter Schaffer 1973.
The time is the present. The main action takes place in Rokesby Psychiatric Hospital in Southern England.
- Nurse - Merion Taylor
- Martin Dysart - Michael Hughes
- Hesther Salomon - Ann Mattey
- Alan Strang - Gerard Ahearn
- Frank Strang - Ken Lucas
- Dora Strang - Delia Taitt
- Horseman - Andrew Harrington
- Harry Dalton - Jim Judd
- Jill Mason - Christine Dodds
- Nuggett - Paul Mitchell
- Horses - Kathy Vestin, Winston Taylor, Michelle Whittle, Sally Lill, Robert Holden
- Stage Manager - Amanda Crawford
- Assistant Stage Managers - Lydia Edwards, Dahlia Ebank & Nicola Lee
- Set & Lighting Design - Dominic Bailey
- Paintings - Daniel Dahl
- Lighting Realisation & Operator - Brian Fretwell
- Sound - Stephen Smith
- Music - David Cathcart
- Masks - V. Wright
- Movement - Bronwyn Williams
- Rigging - Bernie Bullbrook, Don North & David Lamkin
- Production Assistant - David Hickman
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Martin Dysart - Michael Hughes
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