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Theatre REVIEW: The Shawshank Redemption - ★★★★★


The nation's favourite movie becomes an acclaimed stage event!


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…


Based on Stephen King’s 1982 novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, this thrilling stage production starring Joe Absolom (Eastenders, Doc Martin) and Ben Onwukwe (Royal Shakespeare Company, London's Burning) examines desperation, injustice, friendship, and hope behind the claustrophobic bars of a maximum security facility. The 1994 feature film, The Shawshank Redemption, starred Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman and was nominated for seven Academy Awards.

 

Where?


Edinburgh Festival Theatre until Saturday 29th April



MIX UP REVIEWS:



Daniel (Age 13) - ★★★★★

"This show was amazing.

All of the acting was perfect and the story was fantastic and well adapted to the stage.

My favourite character was Brookes and Kenneth Jay's performance as the character was outstanding. My favourite scene was the final scene because it was a perfect way to end of such a great show. This is definitely my favourite thing I've seen on stage and it's based on my favourite movie of all time.

I can recommend this to anyone even if they don't normally enjoy the theatre.

6/5 "





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