Shawshank Redemption at Wyndham's from 4 Sep

Shawshank Redemption at Wyndham's from 4 Sep

The Shawshank Redemption by Owen O’Neill and Dave Johns, based on the 1982 Stephen King novella, will open at the Wyndham's Theatre 13 Sep 2009, following previews from 4 Sep 2009 - booking to 14 Feb 2010

Directed by Peter Sheridan, the cast includes Reg E Cathey & Kevin Anderson. It is designed by Ferdia Murphy, lighting by Kevin Treacy, sound by Denis Clohessy.

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.

Kevin Anderson’s best known film role is in ‘Sleeping With the Enemy’ with Julia Roberts. His most recent stage role was in ‘Salome’ with Al Pacino. He was Joe Gillis in the world première of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Sunset Boulevard’ at the Adelphi in 1993. He is a member of Steppenwolf Chicago and he was in Gary Sinese’s production of ‘Orphans’ on Broadway and again with Albert Finney in the West End in 1986. Other roles include his Award winning performance as Biff in ‘Death of A Salesman’ on Broadway in 1999.

Reg E Cathey is best known for his role as Norman Wilson in the hit series ‘The Wire’ (Carcetti’s 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 Taymor’s Broadway production of ‘The Green Bird’.

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