The excellent The Shawshank Redemption comes to the stage. Tickets available from £7.50, and if you are feeling a bit generous even top priced tickets are reduced eg Friday Matinee normally £49.50 now only £24.75. More ticket prices below
Andy Dufresne is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover and sent to the notorious Shawshank Prison to serve two life sentences. Stripped of his life, family and freedom, Andy is forced to endure a spirit-crushing routine. But with his quiet strength and inner courage there is one thing that Andy never loses - hope.
This new play by Owen ONeill and Dave Johns is based on the 1982 Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. The cast of 20 is led by Reg E Cathey and Kevin Anderson.
Kevin Andersons best known film role is in Sleeping With the Enemy with Julia Roberts. His most recent stage role was in Salome with Al Pacino.
Reg E Cathey is best known for his role as Norman Wilson in the hit series The Wire (Carcettis deputy campaign manager and then top advisor). In New York he appeared in Macbeth, The Taming of The Shrew New York Shakespeare Festival and in Julie Taymors Broadway production of The Green Bird.
Award winning director Peter Sheridan co-founded the Project Theatre Company with his brother Jim. His writing credits there include The Liberty Suit and Emigrants which transferred to the Royal Court. His plays have been performed in New York and Los Angeles. His film credits include Borstal Boy in 2000. Dave Johns and Owen ONeill have performed in all major comedy venues and comedy Festivals worldwide. They have performed together with other comedians in Twelve Angry Men Edinburgh Festival and One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest with Christian Slater in the West End.
Evenings Tuesday to Thursday & Saturday at 19.30 and Friday at 20.30
Matinees Friday at 17.30 and Sunday at 16.00
Ticket prices & availability
All performances until January 3, 2010 (excluding Friday matinees and Saturday evenings)
Best available seat - £49.50 now only £35 (plus £2 booking fee)
Second price (Grand circle) - £37.50 (plus £3.75 booking fee)
Fourth price (Balcony) - £15 (plus £1.50 booking fee)
Top price stalls seat - up to £49.50 now only £24.75 (plus £2 booking fee)
Second price grand circle seat - £37.50 now only £18.75 (plus £2 booking fee)
Fourth price balcony seat - £15 now only £7.50 (plus £2 booking fee)