Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Ian Kelsey & Patrick Robinson to star in touring production of The Shawshank Redemption

Fresh from playing Howard Bellamy in BBC One’s Doctors, it has been announced that Ian Kelsey will star as Andy Dufresne in a new touring production of The Shawshank Redemption

The cast also includes Casualty star Patrick Robinson as Ellis ‘Red’ Redding. The Shawshank Redemption opens at the Theatre Royal Windsor on 18th August 2015; full tour dates below.

Bill Kenwright's production is directed by David Esbjornson, adapted by Owen O’Neill and Dave Johns with design by Gary McCann and lighting by Chris Davey.

Kelsey's screen credits also include: Patrick Spiller in Casualty, Dave Glover in Emmerdale, Matt Brewer in Down To Earth, DI Richard Mayne in Blue Murder and Jack Clayton in Where The Heart Is. On stage he has played Billy Flynn in Chicago and Danny Zuko in Grease.


Unflinching in his protests of innocence, Andy strikes up an unlikely friendship with the prison fixer Red, played by Robinson, and things take a slight turn for the better. However, when Warden Stammas decides to bully Andy into subservience and exploit his talents for accountancy, a desperate plan is quietly hatched…

2015 Tour Dates

Theatre Royal, Windsor 
18th – 29th August 

Leeds Grand 
31st Aug -5th Sept 

Brighton Theatre Royal 
7th-12th Sept 

Richmond Theatre 
14th-19th September 

Bath Theatre Royal 
21st-26th September 

Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre 
28th Sept-3rd October 

Edinburgh Kings Theatre 
5th-10th October 

Aberdeen His Majesty's Theatre 
12th-17th October 

Newcastle Theatre Royal 
19th-24th October 

Norwich Theatre Royal 
26th-31st October 

Cheltenham Everyman Theatre 
2nd-7th November 

Woking New Victoria 
9th-14th November 

Milton Keynes Theatre 
16th-21st November 

Cardiff New Theatre 
23rd-28th November 

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