The Shawshank Redemption Prod Shot

The Shawshank Redemption

Live at
The Alexandra, Birmingham
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Mon 7 Nov - Sat 12 Nov 2022
  Tickets available from £13.00
subject to a transaction fee of £3.80
Play
2 hours 7 minutes
incl. interval
Based on the short novel by Stephen King

The Alexandra, Birmingham

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Mon 7 Nov - Sat 12 Nov 2022
Suffolk Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4DS
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:

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.

Production shot

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

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…

Adapted by Owen O’Neill and Dave Johns

Directed by David Esbjornson

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The Alexandra, Birmingham

Suffolk Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4DS
Birmingham New Street Station and Grand Central.
The box office will open 90 minutes prior to performances.

Birmingham’s beloved theatre, The Alexandra, was built in 1901 by William Coutts and throughout its vast history, has become home to first class entertainment. In 2018, the venue underwent an extensive refurbishment and reverted to its original name, The Alexandra. The theatre is a valuable contributor to culture within Birmingham and the West Midlands, presenting first-rate musicals, drama, comedy and more.

Notable performances at The Alexandra Theatre include Chicago, Fame and An Inspector Calls, with new shows added regularly.  It’s seen many famous faces throughout the years and continues to bring star-studded shows to Birmingham straight from London’s West End. Browse The Alexandra’s show listings now.

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The Alexandra, Birmingham

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Mon 7 Nov - Sat 12 Nov 2022
Suffolk Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4DS
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: