A new version of the theatre classic, Equus, by Peter Shaffer has premièred in…

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A new version of the theatre classic, Equus, by Peter Shaffer has premièred in…

A new version of the theatre classic, Equus, by Peter Shaffer has premièred in Cape Town the first time in 20 years. This production of the iconic psychological thriller boasts Graham Hopkins and Sven Ruygrok in the leads, under the direction of Fred Abrahamse. It tells the story of a teenage stable boy, Alan Strang who has been arrested for blinding six horses with a metal spike on a Hampshire farm. Strang ends up in a psychiatric institution where Dr Martin Dysart is tasked to find a motive for his actions. A British production of Equus was first presented in South Africa in 1973. The play, with nude scenes and a simulated sex act, caused an uproar in Cape Town and Bloemfontein where it was staged. The controversial show further posed challenges to the censor board at the time. From the end of April, “Equus” will also be on the boards at a Montecasino theatre in Fourways.

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