See Shaffer’s tale at Playhouse

Equus at Nottingham Playhouse''Photo credit: Ciaran Brown
Equus at Nottingham Playhouse''Photo credit: Ciaran Brown

Nottingham Playhouse’s Neville Studio is to be the venue for an Advanced Youth Theatre production of Equus.

Peter Shaffer’s play can be seen there from August 11-16.

A teenage boy, caught between a religious mother and an atheist father, finds friendship and companionship in horses.

Then, seemingly inexplicably, he blinds the horses with a spike.

The psychiatrist brought in to treat the boy discovers his own life is paradoxically examined.

The play, one of Shaffer’s most famous, was filmed in 1977 with Peter Firth, Richard Burton and Jenny Agutter in the main roles.

More recently, Daniel Radcliffe took his first major post-Harry Potter role in a West End production of the play.

In this production, the director of Equus is Sarah Stephenson.

Performances are at 7.30pm nightly with a Saturday matinee at 2pm. Tickets are £8 (£6 concessions). Call the box office on 0115 9419419.