The Shawshank Redemption at the Everyman Theatre

Stephen King's epic novel is brought to life in a thrilling stage show, when The Shawshank Redemption comes to Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre in February 2023.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published
The show stars soap actor Joe Absolom and acclaimed long-time performer, Ben Onwukwe.

Step behind the bars of Stephen King's iconic maximum-security facility and see the acclaimed stage version of one of the nation's favourite movies, as The Shawshank Redemption comes to the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham, from Tuesday 13 to Friday 18 February 2023.

Based on the hit novel by King, the story follows Andy Dufresne after he is handed a double life sentence for brutal murders that he denies doing -  and his unlikely friendship with the prison fixer, Red.

The cast features esteemed actor Joe Absolom as Andy, whose career has seen him barely off of our screens in the last 25 years in shows such as ​Eastenders ​and ​Doc Martin, starring alongside Ben Onwukwe, who boasts a 30-year stage career including leading roles with the RSC and Royal Court, as Red.

Examining the same desperation, injustice, friendship and hope as the original story, audiences can expect a remarkable performance, packed with action - displaying just how dehumanising prison can be. 

For more information, or to book tickets, visit


The Shawshank Redemption


Monday 13 to Saturday 18 February 2023


Shows start from 7.30pm, with matinee performances taking place at 2pm on Thursday 16 and Saturday 18 February 2023


Ticket prices start from £15 per person


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