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Equus plays at 8pm May 16, 21, 22 and 23 with a 2pm matinee May 17. Tickets are $20, $15 concession – book on 9330 4565 or at www.meltheco.org.au.
CONTROVERSIAL, shocking and utterly riveting – Sir Peter Shaffer’s Tony Award-winning Equus is coming to Melville Theatre in May.
Directed by Lars Jensen, the play is a psychological thriller about a young man who blinds six horses and his psychiatrist who struggles to discover the reasons behind those actions and whether he should cure or normalise him.
Equus is based on a true incident told to Shaffer in a pub and examines the complex and bewildering nature of the human psyche, as the psychiatrist struggles to release the young man from his excruciating psychological torment.
Originally staged in 1973, the play was adapted into a 1977 film with Richard Burton and revived for the West End and Broadway in 2007 with Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe in the lead role.