Award-winning play goes on tour

Equus is being performed at The Berry Theatre, Hedge End on May 18.

Equus is being performed at The Berry Theatre, Hedge End on May 18.

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Set in a Hampshire stable, the tale of a youth blinding six horses with a metal spike is based on a true story, and is being performed at The Berry Theatre, Hedge End on May 18.

Peter Shaffer’s Equus follows seventeen-year-old Alan Strang as he is sent to a secure psychiatric hospital for his crimes.

Martin Dysart, the child psychiatrist assigned to him, begins to probe Alan’s past in an attempt to understand his motives. Initially silent and uncooperative, Dysart digs deeper.

Finally, as Alan struggles to be free of his demons, he must relive the events of that terrible night.

Written in 1973, Equus explores the relationships between worship, myths and sexuality, and the original play won a Tony award and a New York Critics Circle Award for Best New Play in 1977.

The London Classic Theatre is presenting the play at The Berry Theatre on May 18, and is directed by Michael Cabot.

Tickets cost £10 to £15 from The Berry Theatre, Hedge End on (01489) 799 499 or go to theberrytheatre.co.uk.

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