Disturbing classic is coming to Grantham’s Guildhall

Scene from Equus at Grantham Guildhall Arts Centre
Scene from Equus at Grantham Guildhall Arts Centre

The unique psychological thriller Equus is brought to the Grantham Guildhall stage later this month.

The London Classic Theatre returns to the town with the dark tale exploring the complex relationships between worship, myth and sexuality.

Critics have decribed this productuion of Peter Shaffer’s 1970s play, as emotive and disturbing.

The British Theatre Guide said: “It is an uncomfortable, dark play concerning the blinding of six horses by the 17-year-old Alan Strang, compellingly played by Mathew Pattimore. He produces a punchy, petulant and disturbed teenager.”

Through the protrayal of sessions with a child psychiatrist the audience is forced leave judgement and disgust at the door

The show is on Wednesday, May 30 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 (£10) £8.50 for students..

The production contains strong language, sexual themes and male and female frontal nudity.