Sign up for our weekly newsletter

Home fixture for Oldham actress

Published: 10 March 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Oldham-born Norah Lopez Holden will be in Ned Bennett’s new production of Peter Shaffer’s psychological thriller Equus which comes to The Lowry, April 23–27.

The production explores complex relationships between devotion, myth and sexuality.

Lopez Holden will play the roles of Jill Mason / Horse and share the stage with Robert Finch (Frank Strang / Horse), Keith Gilmore (Harry Dalton / Nurse / Horse), Ethan Kai (Alan Strang), Syreeta Kumar (Dora Strang / Horse), Ruth Lass (Hester Salomon / Horse), Ira Mandela Siobhan (Young Horseman / Nugget) and Zubin Varla (Martin Dysart).

When teenager Alan Strang’s pathological fascination leads him to blind six horses in a Hampshire stable, psychiatrist Dr. Martin Dysart is tasked with uncovering the motive behind the boy’s violent act.