Production Date: April 1988
Directed by: Charles Lewis
Playwright: Peter Shaffer
Staged: The Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill
Martin Dysart, a psychiatrist, is confronted with Alan Strang, a boy who has blinded six horses.
To the owner of the horses the horror is simple: he was unlucky enough to employ a "loony.' To the boy's parents it is a hideous mystery; Alan has always adored horses and, although Dora Strang may be a slightly overindulgent mother and Frank Strang a slightly tetchy father, they both love their son To Dysart it is a psychological puzzle to be untangled to alleviate pain or, given his profession, that is what it ought to be. As it turns out, it is something far more complex and disturbing.
Mid Sussex Times Drama Awards:
Best Producer / Director - Charles Lewis
& Best Actor - Geoff Braman
(See Article Below).
PLAYWRIGHT: Peter Shaffer (born May 15, 1926)
is an English dramatist, author of numerous
award-winning plays, several of
which have been filmed.
Charles Lewis - Director
BHTC Production Number: 144
Front of House
David Fox & Terry Thompsett
Christine Twyman & Val Thompsett
Barbara Chamberlain & Jan Case