The Shawshank Redemption Drama

The Shawshank Redemption

  • Start date

    Monday 12 October 2015

  • End date

    Saturday 17 October 2015

  • venue

    His Majesty's Theatre

  • time

    7.30pm | Matinee Thu 2pm & Sat 2.30pm

  • age

    Adults, Teens

  • price

    ★£32.50 - £22.50 inc. bf | Premium £37.50 - £32.50 inc. bf

  • genre


Bill Kenwright Ltd presents a new stage production inspired by the classic film

Celebrating the 21st anniversary of the nation’s favourite movie | Based on the short novel by Stephen King

Adapted by Owen O’Neill and Dave Johns
Directed by David Esbjornson

Based on the 1982 novella Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption, the play examines desperation, injustice, friendship and hope behind the claustrophobic bars of a maximum security facility. The 1994 feature film, regularly voted Britain’s favourite ever movie, starred Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman and was nominated for seven Academy Awards.

Two of TV’s best loved leading men, Ian Kelsey (Andy Dufresne) and Patrick Robinson (Red), star in this thrilling new production of The Shawshank Redemption. On announcing the end of his role as Howard Bellamy in Doctors, there was immediate speculation as to what would be next for Ian, whose extraordinary TV career has hardly seen him off our screens in two decades with leading roles in Casualty, Emmerdale, Down To Earth and Where The Heart Is. Patrick Robinson’s impressive TV career also spans two decades and includes eight years as ‘Ash’ in BBC’s Casualty, Midsomer Murders, and Strictly Come Dancing 2013 where he got to the semi-finals. His stage work has seen him play leading roles with the RSC and in London’s West End.

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…

"This truly is a must-see show" Slough Observer


Thursday 15 October, 7.30pm

Audio Described
Saturday 17 October, 2.30pm

Saturday 17 October, 2.30pm

Running time 2 hours 10 minutes (including interval)

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