The Shawshank Redemption

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 

Red

Mark Heenehan

Stammas

Kenneth Jay

Brooksie

Coulter Dittman

Tommy Williams

Joe Reisig

Bryan Hadley

Owen Oldroyd

Entwistle

Jay Marsh

Bogs Diamond

Jules Brown

Rico

Leigh Jones

Rooster

Kieran Garland

Dawkins

Samarge Hamilton 

Ensemble

CREATIVE

Owen O’Neill and Dave Johns

Adaptors

David Esbjornson and Tim Welton

Directors

Gary McCann

Designer

Andy Graham 

Sound Designer

Chris Davey

Lighting Designer

Book Tickets

31st Aug- 10th Sept

THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

12th Sept – 17th Sept

DERBY THEATRE

19th Sept- 24th Sept

MALVERN FESTIVAL THEATRE

26th Sept – 1st Oct

DEVONSHIRE PARK THEATRE, EASTBOURNE

10th Oct- 15th Oct

LEICESTER CURVE

17th Oct – 22nd Oct

MILTON KEYNES THEATRE

25th Oct – 29th Oct

YVONNE ARNAUD THEATRE, GUILDFORD

31st Oct – 5th Nov

THE LOWRY, SALFORD

7th Nov – 12th Nov

THE ALEXANDRA, BIRMINGHAM