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6 September 2013 - 8 September 2013
5 PERFORMANCES ONLY OVER 3 DAYS – FRI 6th, SAT 7th, SUN 8th SEPT 2013
5 PERFORMANCES ONLY OVER 3 DAYS – FRI 6th, SAT 7th, SUN 8th SEPT 2013
STARRING OMID DJALILI AND KYLE SECOR
WITH A POWERFUL CAST OF TERRY ALDERTON, STEVE McNICOLL, JACK MONAGHAN, VINCENZO NICOLE,
JOE ROONEY AND IAN LAVENDER
A PLAY ADAPTED BY OWEN O’NEILL AND DAVE JOHNS BASED ON STEPHEN KING NOVEL
TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY AT 9AM FROM USUAL OUTLETS
 
 
Following it’s hugely successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, The Shawshank Redemption will open at The Gaiety Theatre this September for 5 performances only over 3 days, Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September 2013. Tickets from €24.50 including booking fee are on sale now from usual outlets. Book early to avoid disappointment.
 
“Nobility in the first degree” – The Times
‘Powerful stuff’  – Time out
 
It was one of the hottest tickets at this years’ Edinburgh Fringe and brings together a sizzling fusion of both seasoned stage actors and well-known stand up comedians, directed by the acclaimed Lucy Pitman Wallace (ex RSC).  This production with its six-figure budget will make full use of The Gaiety Theatre with stunning sets recreating the prison environment.
 
This witty and poignant new adaptation of the Stephen King classic story follows in the tradition of major fringe theatrical productions of Hollywood favourites like "12 Angry Men" and "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest".
Top stand-up Omid Djalili, who has also appeared in Hollywood films such as The Mummy and Sex In the City 2,  will perform the role of ‘Red’, and ‘Andy’ is being played by US actor Kyle Secor, best known for playing Tim Bayliss in Homicide:Life On The Street, First Gentleman Rod Calloway with Geena Davis in Commander in Chief and more recently in The Mentalist and Private Practice.  Ian Lavender made his first ever Fringe outing as ‘Brooksie’.   The rest of the cast comprises Owen O’Neill, Steven McNicoll, Vincenzo Nicoli, Terry Alderton, Dave Johns, Joe Rooney and Jack Monaghan. 
 
King’s novella, Rita Hayworth And The Shawshank Redemption, was published as part of an anthology in 1982.  The film starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman was released in 1995 and was nominated for 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture.  It regularly appears in favourite film polls.
 
When Andy Dufresne was thirty years old he was given two life sentences for the murder of his wife and her lover; a crime of which he was innocent. How could this quietly spoken bespectacled middle class banker hope to endure the Shawshank Penitentiary? Gregory Stammas is the most corrupt Warden in the American prison system, his cruel regime carried out by Bryan Hadley, a psychopathic violent prison guard who turns a blind eye when Andy is repeatedly beaten and sexually abused by the ’Sisters’?  Andy manages not only to survive all of this, but in a subtle clever way coupled with steely determination, exacts his revenge on those who have tried to destroy him and gives hope to those who believed in him. The Shawshank Redemption is the powerful uplifting story of one man’s incredible self belief, indomitable spirit and long struggle for freedom.  As Andy says, “you have two options - get busy living or get busy dying”.
 
The play will be directed by award winning Lucy Pitman Wallace, with stage and costume design by Gary McCann and lighting design by Kevin Treacy.  The play is produced by Assembly Rooms Fringe.
 
LISTING DETAILS
Venue                  The Gaiety Theatre
Dates:                   Friday 6th September | Saturday 7th September | Sunday 8th September 2013
Prices:                   Tickets from €24.50 are on sale now
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Evening shows
Friday - Sun, 8:00 pm
 
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Matinees
Sat & Sun 3:00 pm
 
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Ticket prices
€24.50, €29.50, €34.50, €39.50, €49.50
 
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Box Office
South King Street, Dublin 2.
10 am – 7 pm / Mon – Sat
(subject to performance schedule)
 
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Group bookings
9 am – 5 pm / Mon – Fri
 
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Wheelchair & Box Booking
 
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Ticketmaster
 
 
All Ticketmaster outlets nationwide
No service charge for transactions in person at the Gaiety Box Office.
Service charges apply to online and telephone bookings.
 
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Online booking
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