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 the child psychiatrist Dr. Martin Dysart to understand the cause of the boy’s (Alan Strang) actions while wrestling with his own sense of purpose.
Cast & Crew
|Alan Strang||Gerry Sundquist|
|Dora Strang||Jane Wenham|
|Frank Strang||Glyn Owen|
|Harry Dalton||Peter Schofield|
|Heather Saloman||Louie Ramsay|
|Jill Mason||Petra Markham|
|Martin Dysart||Colin Blakely|
|Martin Dysart||Michael Jayston|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Catherine Bailey|
|Company and Stage Manager||Tom Redman|
|Deputy Stage Manager||Mark ap Robert|
|Production Manager||Richard Bullimore|
|Staff Director||Alan Brown|
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