The Shawshank Redemption – UK Tour 2022

THE ACCLAIMED STAGE VERSION OF THE NATION’S FAVOURITE MOVIE

Despite protests of his innocence, Andy Dufresne is handed a double life sentence for the brutal murder of his wife and her lover. Incarcerated at the notorious Shawshank facility, he quickly learns that no one can survive alone. Andy strikes up an unlikely friendship with the prison fixer Red, and things take a slight turn for the better. However, when Warden Stammas decides to bully Andy into subservience and exploit his talents for accountancy, a desperate plan is quietly hatched…

Based on Stephen King’s 1982 novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, this thrilling stage production examines desperation, injustice, friendship and hope behind the claustrophobic bars of a maximum security facility. The 1994 feature film starred Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman and was nominated for seven Academy Awards.

Joe Absolom’s impressive TV career has barely seen him off our screens in twenty-five years: from Matthew Rose in EastEnders to Al Large in Doc Martin, Christopher Halliwell in A Confession and Andy Warren in The BayBen Onwukwe boasts a 30-year stage career including leading roles with the RSC and the Royal Court, as well as 11 years on TV as Recall McKenzie in London’s Burning and, more recently, the role of Jackson Donckers in Professor T.

Cast & Creative

CAST

JOE ABSOLOM

Andy Dufresne

BEN ONWUKWE

Ellis ‘Red’ Redding

MARK HEENEHAN

Warden Stammas

KENNETH JAY

Brooksie

JOE REISIG

Hadley

OWEN OLDROYD

Entwistle

JAY MARSH

Bogs Diamond

LEIGH JONES

Rooster

JULES BROWN

Rico

KIERAN GARLAND

Dawkins

COULTER DITTMAN

Tommy Williams

SAMARGE HAMILTON

Kelly

CREATIVE

Based on the Novel by

STEPHEN KING

Adapted by

OWEN O’NEILL and DAVE JOHNS

Directed by

DAVID ESBJORNSON

Associate Director

TIM WELTON

Designed by

GARY MCCANN

Lighting Designed by

CHRIS DAVEY

Sound Designed by

ANDY GRAHAM

Quotes

‘Electrifying- It truly is a must-see show.’

THE OBSERVER

Book Tickets

31st Aug- 10th Sept 2022

Theatre Royal, Windsor 

12th Sept- 17th Sept 2022

Derby Theatre

19th Sept- 24th Sept 2022

Malvern Festival Theatre

26th Sept- 1st Oct 2022

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

10th Oct- 15th Oct 2022

Leicester Curve

17th Oct- 22nd Oct 2022

Milton Keynes Theatre

25th Oct- 29th Oct 2022

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

31st Oct- 5th Nov 2022

The Lowry, Salford

7th Nov- 12th Nov 2022

The Alexandra, Birmingham