Bill Kenwright presents

The Shawshank Redemption




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 Bay.

Ben 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.

Age Recommendation: 12+, Replica rifles feature on the stage but no shots are fired. Stage effect cigarettes are smoked during the performance. Includes strong language, scenes of a sexual nature and some adult male nudity
Running time: 2 hours 10 mins

The Shawshank Redemption Audio Flyer


£35.50 – £10

£20 16-26 yrs and/or Students (with a free 16-26 & Student Membership), and Curve Connect
£20 Under 16s
£20 Under 18s school groups on Wed 12 Oct, 2.15pm
£4 off for Groups 10+ (mid-week performances only)
£5 off for Groups 20+ (mid-week performances only)
15% off for Members
2-4-1 tickets for FriendsBusiness Friends and Supporters on Mon 10 Oct, 7.30pm

Group rates are now available on Price Area A. Get the best seats in the house for a great discounted rate!

Captioned: Sat 15 Oct, 2.15pm and 7.30pm
Captioner: Stagetext – Kathryn McAuley

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Credits & Acknowledgments

Based on the short novel by Stephen King
Adapted by Owen O’Neill and Dave Johns
Directed by David Esbjornson
Design by Gary McCann
Lighting Design by Chris Davey 

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Cast & Creative

Joe Absolom

Andy Dufresne

Ben Onwukwe