A BOY has been convicted of brutally blinding six horses in a violent fit of passion.

Peter Shaffer's 1975 Tony Award-winning play follows psychiatrist Martin Dysart as he tackles the disturbing case of Alan Strang.

As Dysart begins to unravel the circumstances behind these distressing events, he finds his skills stretched to the limit and his own values challenged.

The Questors production of Equus runs from April 11-18 in the Judi Dench Playhouse at The Questors Theatre.

The play was revived successfully in the West End in 2008, with Daniel Radcliffe as Strang and Richard Griffiths as Dysart.

Equus is directed for The Questors by Simon Rudkin. He said: "It's a thriller. Shaffer holds the tension beautifully. There’s not a wasted moment, not a wasted word. It is a fantastic piece of writing."

Nick Thomas plays Alan Strang and John Dobson, a Questors member since 1981, is Martin Dysart.

Equus is suitable for ages 16 plus. It contains theatrical violence, explicit sexuality and nudity and smoking.

Equus: April 11-18 at 7.45pm, Sunday matinee April 12 at 2.30pm. Tickets are £13, £12 concessions, £7 under 16s / students.

On the final Friday and Saturday, tickets cost £15, £14 concessions, £8 under 16s / students.

To book and for more information about Questors, see www.ealingtheatre.com