19:45, Tue 27th – Sat 31st January 2015 at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 2
“If you knew God, Doctor, you would know about the Devil. I only know he was my little Alan, and then the Devil came.”
Alan Strang is a nice boy. His family love him. He has nice eyes. Then one night he blinds six horses with a metal spike.
For Martin Dysart, the psychiatrist charged with treating him, what starts as a routine case quickly descends into a dark history of parental oppression and religious fanaticism. From violent Biblical imagery to twisted sexuality and paganistic ritual, Dysart finds himself immersed in events which threaten to shatter his own faith in reason and sanity.
Branded as one of the most controversial plays of the twentieth century, Equus uses an act of inexplicable violence to explore the dark and primal side of humanity, culminating in a finale which has gone down as one of the greatest – and most disturbing – in modern theatre