Cast announced for stage adaptation of The Shawshank Redemption

A stage adaptation of the Oscar winning film The Shawshank Redemption heads to Wolverhampton this autumn.

The acclaimed production, directed by award-winning director David Esbjornson, runs from September 27 to October 1 at the city’s Grand Theatre, starring three well-known TV faces in Paul Nicholls (Eastenders), Jack Ellis (Bad Girls) and Ben Onwukwe (London’s Burning).

The Shawshank Redemption is based on a short novel by Stephen King, which was later made into a smash hit film in 1994, starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.

It follows banker Andy Dufresne (Nicholls), who is serving a double life sentence for the brutal murder of his wife and her lover, despite protesting his innocence. Inside the notorious Shawshank penitentiary he strikes up an unlikely friendship with the prison fixer Red (Onwukwe), but when he is bullied by Warden Stammas (Ellis), he hatches a desperate plan.

Tickets for The Shawshank Redemption are now on sale.

The Shawshank Redemption

Tue Sept 27 – Sat Oct 1 2016, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Evenings at 7:30pm, Wed & Sat at 2:30pm

Tickets from £16 – 01902 42 92 12,

paul nicholls

Ben OnwukweJack Ellis


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