Equus review: Canberra Repertory

By Peter Wilkins
Updated April 23 2018 - 9:11pm, first published September 29 2014 - 11:45pm

Ian Croker's inspired design for Canberra Rep's production of Peter Shaffer's Equus, with a background reminiscent of the Colosseum, evokes the play's gladiatorial contest between reason and instinct, a conflict expressed between two male protagonists in other works by Shaffer. A revolve represents the central scene of an amphitheatre, with actors seated in a horseshoe around a square arena. A number of audience members sit on benches behind, like audience drawn to the drama of a Greek tragedy.

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