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The Shawshank Redemption


Limited tickets from: £15.00
Evenings: 7.30pm
Matinees: Wed & Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm
Running time: 2hrs 25mins (including interval)
Contains haze, strong language, scenes of a sexual nature and male nudity

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 – starring Joe Absolom (EastEnders, Doc Martin) and Ben Onwukwe (London’s Burning) – examines desperation, injustices, friendship and hope behind the claustrophobic bars of a maximum security facility.

The 1994 feature film starred Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman and nominated for seven Academy Awards.

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The Herald


‘Electrifying – it truly is a must-see show’

The Observer


The Scotsman


‘Gritty, captivating’

The Richmond Guardian

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