BBC TV actors to star in stage version of The Shawshank Redemption

Date Posted: 03/08/2015

Ian Kelsey of BBC’s Doctors and Casualty’s Patrick Robinson will star in the stage version of The Shawshank Redemption when it begins a nationwide tour later this month.

Kelsey will end his role as Doctor’s practice manager Howard Kelsey to play Andy Dufresne, a banker incarcerated in the Shawshank penitentiary for the brutal murder of his wife and her lover.

Casualty’s Patrick Robinson – also famed for his run to the semi-final in Strictly Come Dancing 2013 – will play Ellis ‘Red’ Redding. 

The new production will mark the 21st anniversary of the Academy Award nominated film, starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.

The Shawshank Redemption will open at Theatre Royal Windsor on 18th August before touring around the country until November. 

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