Photo Flash: Daniel Radcliffe Stars in West End's EQUUS
The multi-award winning actor Richard Griffiths, who recently won a 2006 Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway production of "The History Boys", will star alongside Daniel Radcliffe, best known for playing 'Harry Potter' in all four of the feature films based on JK Rowling's best-selling books, in the first major new production of "EQUUS" since 1973. "EQUUS" will open at the Gielgud Theatre on Tuesday 27 February 2007, following previews from 16 February.
Richard Griffiths will star as 'Martin Dysart' and Daniel Radcliffe, who will be making his legitimate West End stage debut, will star as 'Alan Strang'. "EQUUS", which will have a fourteen-strong cast, will be directed by Thea Sharrock and designed by the play's original designer John Napier. "EQUUS" will have lighting by David Hersey, movement by Scarlett Mackmin and sound by Greg Clarke.
Peter Shaffer's classic play "EQUUS" originally opened at The National Theatre in 1973, before transferring to the West End and Broadway for record-breaking runs. "EQUUS", which won the 1975 Tony Award for 'Best Play', was made into a film starring Richard Burton in 1977.
Performance times at the Gielgud Theatre will be Mondays-Saturdays at 7.30pm, with Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Tickets can be purchased from the Gielgud Theatre Box Office on 0870 950 0915 or online at www.equustheplay.com.