Shawshank Redemption hits the stage

Date Posted: 18/07/2015

A stage version of The Shawshank Redemption will open at the Theatre Royal Windsor on 18th August before touring venues across the UK until 28th November.

The Shawshank Redemption, which is based on a novella by Stephen King, has been described as one of the UK’s favourite films of all time. The opening of the theatrical version of the story marks 21 years since the film’s original release.

Despite his protests of 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…

Casting will be announced shortly.

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