The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

The nation's favourite movie becomes an acclaimed stage event

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
Tue 25 October 2022 - Sat 29 October 2022

Mon - Sat at 19:30 Thu and Sat at 14:30

Based on the short novel by Stephen King.

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.

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…

Adapted by Owen O’Neill and Dave Johns

Directed by David Esbjornson

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