Casting Announced For Shawshank Redemption Tour

Paul Nicholls stars in The Shawshank Redemption UK Tour.

Paul Nicholls, Jack Ellis and Ben Onwukwe will star in Bill Kenwright’s 2016 tour of The Shawshank Redemption. Based on the classic film and based on the short story by Stephen King, the Shawshank Redemption is back following a successful tour in 2015. In the new tour of The Shawshank Redemption Paul Nicholls (Eastenders, Grantchester) will play Andy Dufresne, Ben Onwukwe (London’s Burning, RSC) will play Red, and Jack Ellis (Bad Girls, Prime Suspect) will plat Warden Stammas. Made for a relatively small budget, the film of The Shankshaw Redemption now tops many polls of the Greatest Films Ever Made. The film which starred Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture. The tour of The Shawshank Redemption is directed by David Esbjornson, the award-winning international director who directed the Broadway and West End productions of Driving Miss Daisy starring Vanessa Redgrave and James … Read more

Shawshank Redemption Casting Announced

The Shawshank Redemption 2015 UK Tour

It was announced today that Ian Kelsey and Patrick Robinson will lead the cast in Bill Kenwright’s new production of The Shawshank Redemption which is to tour the UK starting in Windsor in August 2015. Ian Kelsey leaves the BBC series Doctors to play the wrongly convicted Andy Dufresne, a wrongly convicted banker who is handed a double life sentence for the brutal murder of his wife and her lover, which leads to him being incarcerated in Shawshank penitentiary. Joining Ian is Patrick Robinson who is best known for his role in BBC’s Casualty as Martin ‘Ash’ Ashford. Patrick will play the role of Ellis ‘Red” Redding, the prison ‘fixer’ who befriends Andy. Presented by Bill Kenwright, this new production will be directed by award-winning Broadway director David Esbjornson, adapted by Owen O’Neill and Dave Johns, with design by Gary McCann and lighting by Chris Davey. BOOK TICKETS FOR THE … Read more

The Shawshank Redemption UK Tour

The Shawshank Redemption Tour

The Shawshank Redemption will tour the UK in a new production by producer Bill Kenwright. Based on the classic film, Shawshank tells the story of Andy Dufresne who is handed a double life sentence for the brutal murder of his wife and her lover, despite protesting his innocence. 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… The Shawshank Redemption is widely considered to be the number one all-time movie, Stephen King’s classic story examines desperation, injustice, friendship and hope behind the claustrophobic bars of a maximum security penitentiary. This stage adaptation of The Shawshank Redemption is by Owen O’Neill and Dave … Read more