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The Shawshank Redemption arrives in Glasgow this winter


Following its hugely successful launch last year, Bill Kenwright’s new production of The Shawshank Redemption embarks on a national tour for 2016 coming to the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Monday 21 until Saturday 26 November.

Directed by award-winning Broadway director David Esbjornson, this powerful and acclaimed production is adapted from Stephen King’s novella ‘Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption’, which was made into the 1994 Oscar Award winning film The Shawshank Redemption and is regularly voted as the nation’s favourite movie.
                     
Andy Dufresne, a banker handed a double life sentence for the brutal murder of his wife and her lover, finds himself incarcerated in the notorious Shawshank penitentiary. Unflinching in his protests of innocence, 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…
The play examines desperation, injustice, friendship and hope behind the claustrophobic bars of a maximum security facility. The moviestarred Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne and Morgan Freeman as Ellis 'Red' Redding and was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor for Freeman.

Stephen King is one of the most popular authors of contemporary literature and has written 54 published novels which have sold more than 350 million copies around the world, many of which have been adapted into feature films.

David Esbjornson is an award-winning international director and his work includes the Broadway debut and West End productions ofDriving Miss Daisy starring Vanessa Redgrave, James Earl Jones and Boyd Gaines, for which David received the Whatsonstage Award for Best Revival for the West End run. In 2005, he directed the West End premiere of Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Men, produced by Bill Kenwright and starring Rob Lowe.

This powerful acclaimed production was adapted by Owen O’Neill and Dave Johns with design by Gary McCann and lighting by Chris Davey.

Casting to be announced.

PERFORMANCES
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
THEATRE ROYAL GLASGOW
Mon 21 – Sat 26 Nov
Mon – Sat eves
Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm
Box Office: 0844 871 7647 Calls cost 7p per min plus your company’s access charge.

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