The inaugural Napier Theatre Company production
Equus (April 2021)

AUDITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT

We are pleased to announce that auditions for the inaugural Napier Theatre Company production of EQUUS will commence on the 5th of December.

EQUUS is a play by Peter Shaffer written in 1973, telling the story of a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man who has a pathological religious fascination with horses.

Shaffer was inspired to write EQUUS when he heard of a crime involving a 17-year-old who blinded six horses in a small town in Suffolk.

Actors must be 18+ at the time of audition. Ages for each role are a general guide, and those outside of the age bracket stated for each character may be considered where appropriate.

British accents are required for all roles.

All actors except Alan and Dysart are also part of the chorus and remain onstage for the entire production.

A brief outline of each character as listed below:

MARTIN DYSART, a psychiatrist
Gender: Male
Age to play: ​40’s-mid 50’s

ALAN STRANG, the boy
Gender: Male
Age to play: ​17

FRANK STRANG, his father
Gender: Male
Age to play: 50’s

DORA STRANG, his mother
Gender: Female
Age to play: 50’s

JILL MASON, the girl
Gender: Female
Age to play: 20’s

HESTHER SALOMON, a magistrate
Gender: Female
Age to play: 40’s

HARRY DALTON, a stable owner
Gender: Male
Age to play: 40-60

A YOUNG HORSEMAN / NUGGET

A NURSE
Gender: Any
Age to play: 20+

SIX ACTORSincluding the Young Horseman, who also plays Nugget – appear as Horses

Email the director Anthony for the Audition Handbook, which includes further information and the dialogue required.

[email protected]

April 23 @ 19:30
19:30 — 22:00 (2h 30′)

MTG Century Theatre

Anthony David Collier

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