Tuesday, 17 November 2015

REVIEW: Shawshank Redemption at MK Theatre

Injustice, hope and friendship - Shawshank Redemption at MK Theatre.

Shawshank Redemption at MK Theatre

This new stage production is inspired by the classic film, The Shawshank Redemption; also based on the short novel by Stephen King. Those who haven't seen the film may enjoy the play equally well.
Adapted by Owen O’Neill and Dave Johns, and directed by David Esbjornson, this production should definitely be on your ‘must-see’ list! Full of desperation, injustice, hope and friendships, this performance had the audience on the very edge of their seats. 

The two leading actors, Ian Kelsey and Patrick Robinson, play characters Andy Dufresne and Ellis ‘Red’ Reading who find each other in the most unlikely of circumstances. The strongest performance was certainly by Patrick Robinson.

The audience are taken behind the bars of a maximum-security facility, created brilliantly by the set-designers; it certainly captures the claustrophobic atmosphere of an American prison.  Also make sure you are prepared for some powerful scenes of a graphic nature that has the audience gripped. 

Shawshank Redemption is on at MK Theatre until 21st November. 

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