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Equus returns to the London stage - the play that reignited my theatre obsession

A blast from my theatre-going past landed in my inbox today: A production of Equus at the Trafalgar Studios this summer.

Ethan Kai as Alan Strang in Equus. Photographer Credit - The Other Richard
Ethan Kai as Alan Strang in Equus. Photo: The Other Richard

It's a transfer of English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East's production and the play holds a special place in my heart because it is responsible for reigniting my love of theatre.

The Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffith's starring production of 2007 was the first piece of theatre I'd seen in about 15 years and it reminded me why I loved going to the theatre.

I walked out of the Gielgud Theatre feeling a bit shaky and breathless as if it had fired up a cerebral and visceral energy. I felt alive.

After that, I started booking more theatre and it soon snowballed to the two or three plays a week I see now.

I'm looking forward to seeing this production of Equus as it will be the first time I've seen the play since then - will it have the same impact?

For details of the Equus production at Trafalgar Studios click through to the ATG website.

And if you want to read more about that first Equus production here's something I wrote about its impact.