A really smart addition to the cast is Richard Griffiths, fresh from "History Boys" and all the acclaim:
The full cast has now been confirmed for Peter Shaffer's Equus, which opens at the Gielgud Theatre 27 Feb 2007, following previews from 16 Feb - booking to 9 June 2007.
Joining previously mentioned Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe (Alan Strang) & Richard Griffiths (Martin Dysart), is Jenny Agutter (Hesther Saloman), Will Kemp (Nugget), Joanna Christie, Jonathan Cullen, Colin Haigh, Karen Meagher, Gabrielle Reidy, Greig Cooke, Joel Corpuz, Temujin Gill, Jami Quarrell.
Equus is directed by Thea Sharrock, designed by John Napier, lighting by David Hersey, sound by Gregory Clarke, produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers
Alan Strang seems a normal, obedient 17-year old with a passion for horses. Then one night he blinds six horses with a hoof pick. What drove him to it? His life seems routine, his family loving, his pursuits harmless and yet he has been placed under psychiatric surveillance - an unresponsive patient who is woken each night by terrible nightmares. Only psychiatrist Martin Dysart seems able to grasp the answer to this psychological puzzle. (Some scenes may be unsuitable for children!)