The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

When: 21st November 2016 to 26th November 2016
Location: Theatre Royal

Tickets: £12 to £35.50 Get Tickets

A new stage production of oneof the UKs best loved movies, The Shawshank Redemption, is coming to Glasgow’s Theatre Royal this year!


The Shawshank Redemption, a brand new stage production, is heading out on tour around the UK late this year and will play at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal from the 21st until the 26th November 2016.

Fear will hold you prisoner, hope can see you free.

Bill Kenwright presents a new stage production inspired by the classic film The Shawshank Redemption, 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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