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Equus with Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe & Richard Griffiths confirmed at Gielgud 16 Feb - 9 June 2007
Equus with Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe & Richard Griffiths confirmed at Gielgud 16 Feb - 9 June 2007
It is now confirmed that Peter Shaffer's Equus, starring Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe & Richard Griffiths, will open at the Gielgud Theatre 27 Feb 2007, following previews from 16 Feb - booking to 9 June 2007.
General booking opens 12 Nov, but certain agents are taking presales now!
It is directed by Thea Sharrock, designed by John Napier, lighting by David Hersey, sound by Gregory Clarke, produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers
Daniel Radcliffe may shock many Potter fans, as the plot involves performing a sex act while on a horse!
Alan Strang (Daniel Radcliffe) seems a normal, obedient 17-year old with a passion for horses. Then one night he blinds six horses with a hoof pick. What drove him to it? His life seems routine, his family loving, his pursuits harmless and yet he has been placed under psychiatric surveillance - an unresponsive patient who is woken each night by terrible nightmares. Only psychiatrist Martin Dysart (Richard Griffiths) seems able to grasp the answer to this psychological puzzle.
(Some scenes may be unsuitable for children - reported to contain full frontal nudity.)
Daniel Radcliffe is best known in the starring role of bespectacled wizard schoolboy Harry Potter. He has starred in all four of the feature films and has just completed filming the fifth film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Equus sees 17 year-old Radcliffe’s first major stage performance. Prior to this, he made a cameo appearance in Kenneth Branagh’s comedy The Play What I Wrote at the Wyndham’s Theatre. Outside the Potter franchise, Radcliffe has also filmed December Boys. Next year will see Radcliffe star in ITV’s drama My Boy Jack (written by and also starring David Haig), the tragic story of Rudyard Kipling’s 17 year-old son, who never returned from the First World War.
Richard Griffiths' London stage credits includes: Heroes at the Wyndham’s Theatre, The History Boys and Luther at the National; The White Guard, Once in a Lifetime (also Piccadilly), the title role in Henry VIII, Volpone and Red Star for the RSC; Art (Wyndham’s); and Heartbreak House, the title role in Galileo and Rules of the Game at the Almeida.
His many TV credits includes: Bleak House, The Brides in the Bath, The Truth, TLC, History of Britain, Gormenghast, Hope and Glory, Inspector Morse, Pie in the Sky (series 1-4), In the Red, Ted and Ralph, Nobody’s Perfect, Amnesty, Birds of Prey, Whoops Apocalypse, The World Cup – A Captain’s Tale, The Cleopatras, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Anything Legal Considered, Ffizz, The Marksman, A Kind of Living, A Wanted Man, Perfect Scoundrels, The Good Guys, El Cid and Mr Wakefield’s Crusade.
His film credits The History Boys, Opal, Ghandi, Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Harry Potter I, II and III, Vatel, Sleepy Hollow, Guarding Tess, Superman II, Britannia Hospital, Funny Bones, Blame It on the Bellboy, Naked Gun 2, King Ralph, Goldeneye, Withnail and I, Shanghai Surprise, A Private Function, Gorky Park, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Ragtime and Chariots of Fire.