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

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

Carrie Casting Announced

Evelyn Hoskins plays Carrie White in Carrie The Musical at the Southwark Playhouse in May 2015.

Casting has been announced for the London premiere of the musical Carrie which will play at the Southwark Playhouse from May 1 to 30, 2015. Evelyn Hoskins (Spring Awakening, Cool Rider, The Secret Garden) will play Carrie White with Kim Criswell ( Nine, Cats, Follies, Annie Get Your Gun) will take on the role of Margaret White. The cast of Carrie also features Sarah McNicholas as Sue, Greg Miller Burns as Tommy, Gabriella Williams as Chris, Dex Lee as Billy, Jodie Jacobs as Miss Gardner, David Habbin as Mr Stephens, Molly McGuire as Norma, Bobbie Little as Frieda, Emily McGougan as Helen, Patrick Sullivan as George, Olly Dobson as Freddy and Eddie Myles as Stokes. Adapted from Stephen King’s classic horror novel Carrie has music by Michael Gore, lyrics by Dean Pitchford and book by Laurence D. Cohen. The show ill be directed by Gary Lloyd with musical direction by … Read more

Carrie To Make London Debut – Finally!

Carrie the musical will play at the Southwark Playhouse in May 2015

It was announced today that Carrie the musical is coming to London! Twenty seven years after first wreaking havoc, the world’s most talked about Broadway musical is coming to London. Academy Award winning Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore (Fame), and original screenplay writer Lawrence D. Cohen, have transformed Stephen King’s unlikely Cinderella story into an infectiously modern musical that has gripped audiences from Australia to America with its timeless story and thrilling score. Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, the musical of Carrie hasn’¬ít been seen since the legendary original production. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, it first premiered in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1988 before transferring straight to Broadway, but never made it to London. In 2012, its score and book were revised by original composer Michael Gore, lyricist Dean Pitchford and librettist Lawrence D. Cohen and this newly reworked and fully re-imagined vision for Carrie will now be presented … Read more

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