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THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

Based on the novel by Stephen King.

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Dave Johns  Owen O'Neill 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Stephen King

  • Setting

    Shawshank State Penitentiary, late 1940s - 1960s.

  • Synopsis

    Falsely convicted of murdering his wife and her lover, banker Andy DuFresne is sentenced to two consecutive life sentences in Shawshank prison. He befriends fellow inmate Red, a longterm inmate of the jail, and quickly establishes a reputation for, among other things, his financial knowhow. One day in the late 1960s, Andy mysteriously vanishes. It is discovered that he has been patiently working away on an escape route for nearly twenty years, hiding the growing hole in the wall behind his collection of posters. Sometime later he is reunited with Red, the latter finally getting parole after forty years behind bars.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    20

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    19 May 2009

  • Production

    Produced by Lane Productions

  • Original Venue

    Gaiety Theatre

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    A world stage premiere.

Original Cast  
Andy Kevin Anderson
Mayor/Stone Patrick Joseph Byrnes
Red Reg E. Cathey
Hubble Shane Cullen
Brooksie Keir Dullea
Rooster Paschal Friel
Mr. Stevens Owen Martin Griffen
Pete Thomas Grube
Bogs Joe Hanley
Heywood Karl Harpur
Enthwistle Charlie Hughes
Mr. Reynolds Tristan McConnell
Hadley Barry McEvoy
Kendricks Ben Mulhern
Stammas Mitchell Mullen
Rico Andrew Murray
Tommy Diarmuid Noyes
Chester Hugh O'Donnell
Ernie Mark Schrier
Buddy Randal Michael Winder
Production Team  
Director Peter Sheridan
Producer Donal Shiels
Producer Breda Cashe
Lighting Designer Kevin Treacy
Special Effects Stephen Thompson
Produced by Pat Moylan
Associate Producer Paul Elliott
Production Manager Des Kenny
Stage Director Brendan McLoughlin
Stage Manager Monica Callan
Assistant Stage Manager Kate Moylan
Production Sound Kevin McGing (for Mosco)
Set and Costume Design Ferdia Murphy
Production Assistant Sandra Buckley
Set Construction Rocket Scenery
Costume Supervisor Monica Ennis
Wardrobe Assistant Paula O'Connor
Prop Maker Craig Starkey
Poster Design John McEvoy, Design Image
Production Photography Anthony Woods
Website Design Modus Internet Solutions
Music & Sound Designer Denis Clohessy
Fight Coordinator Paul Burke
Contract Management Ronan Smith
Web Video Director Viko Nikci
Casting Laura Stanczyk Casting
Publicity Sinead O'Doherty
Publicity Gerry Lundberg
Marketing and Promotions Highlight Productions
Marketing and Promotions Marie Rooney
Hair & Make-Up Val Sherlock
Production Image Shaun Webb Design

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