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The Shawshank Redemption Review

Paul Taylor reviews The Shawshank Redemption for The Indepenent – and whilst he says that the transition from film to stage is not an easy one for this production, he has some good words to say.

In the role of Red, the excellent Reg E Cathey (of Wire fame) has Morgan Freeman’s twinkle and rumbling, gravelly strength. Whether leading the prisoners in song after the unlooked-for grace of a bottle of beer or bravely raising his arms to embrace an uncertain post-prison future, he holds the evening together with his moving, unforced dignity.

To read the full review go to The Shawshank Redemption Review – The Independent.

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The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption is adapted by Owen O’Neil and Dave Johns, from the film and the novel by Stephen King.

I believe that most people who have seen The Shawshank Redemption at the cinema would acclaim it as an exceptional film – interesting to think of it on the West End stage.

This unforgettable story of courage, friendship and daring to hope stars Kevin Anderson (Sleeping with the Enemy, member of the acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company) and Reg E. Cathey (from cult US television The Wire) and opens at Wyndham’s Theatre on 4th September 2009 until February 2010.

For more information and to check availability of tickets go to The Shawshank Redemption Theatre Tickets

Age limit of over 15 + due to strong language, nudity and other adult themes