The Shawshank Redemption Prod Shot

The Shawshank Redemption

Live at
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
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Mon 3 Apr - Sat 8 Apr 2023
  Tickets available from £13.00
subject to a transaction fee of £3.80
Play
2 hours 7 minutes
incl. interval
Based on the 1982 novella Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption, the play examines desperation, injustice, friendship and hope behind the claustrophobic bars of a maximum-security facility.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

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Mon 3 Apr - Sat 8 Apr 2023
Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UG
2 hours 7 minutes incl. interval
Mon - Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30
Age guidance 12+ years
For group bookings of 10 or more:

Why go and see it?

The acclaimed stage version of the nation’s favourite movie

The 1994 feature film regularly voted Britain’s favourite ever movie, starred Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman and was nominated for seven Academy Awards.

Production shot

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…

Joe Absolom’s impressive TV career has barely seen him off our screens in 25 years: from Matthew Rose in EastEnders to Al Large in Doc Martin, Christopher Halliwell in A Confession and Andy Warren in The Bay. Ben Onwukwe boasts a 30-year stage career including leading roles with the RSC and Royal Court, as well as 11 years on TV as Recall McKenzie in London’s Burning and more recently, the role of Jackson Donckers in Professor T.

Adapted by Owen O’Neill and Dave Johns

Directed by David Esbjornson

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Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UG
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The Box Office is open from 90 minutes prior to performances in the main auditorium and 60 minutes prior to performances in the Norman Bragg Studio. See 'What's On' section for performance times
There is a cashless bar on every level of the theatre, including a private bar in our Ambassador Lounge and Norman Bragg Studio
The theatre cloakroom is located in the Stalls foyer; items can be stored in the cloakroom for £1. ATG Theatre Card members have free use of the cloakroom.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre can be found in the heart of Aylesbury. The theatre has attracted international interest in the world of construction and boasts a dynamic programme of electrifying West End productions, unparalleled comedy and the best children’s shows.

The multi-functional venue can accommodate conferences, meetings and live screenings.

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Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

change
Mon 3 Apr - Sat 8 Apr 2023
Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UG
2 hours 7 minutes incl. interval
Mon - Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30
Age guidance 12+ years
For group bookings of 10 or more: