Cast & Crew
|Alan Strang||Peter Firth|
|Dora Strang||Jeanne Watts|
|Extra; T/O Horseman||Harry Waters|
|Frank Strang||Alan MacNaughtan|
|Harry Dalton||David Healy|
|Hester Saloman||Gillian Barge|
|Jill Mason||Doran Godwin|
|Martin Dysart||Alec McCowen|
|Nurse; T/O Hester Saloman||Louie Ramsay|
|Assistant director||Kenneth Mackintosh|
|Sets and costumes||John Napier|
Peter Shaffer was inspired to write EQUUS when he heard of a crime involving a 17-year-old who blinded six horses in a small town in Suffolk. He set out to construct a fictional account of what might have caused the incident, without knowing any of the details of the crime. The play’s action is something of a detective story, involving the attempts of child psychiatrist Dr Martin Dysart to understand the cause of young Alan Strang’s actions while wrestling with his own sense of purpose.
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