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  • Experience the multi-Academy Award®-nominated 1994 motion picture, The Shawshank Redemption on a vast HD screen while Thomas Newman’s critically acclaimed score is performed live in-sync by a full orchestra.

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  • Nominated for 7 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Morgan Freeman) and Best Original Score (Thomas Newman), this masterpiece showcases numerous tour de force performances from a stellar cast led by Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins.

    Set in Shawshank Prison in 1947, city banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) arrives to serve a double life sentence for the brutal murders of his wife and her lover.

    Having been wrongly accused, his quiet strength sees him befriend the prison fixer Red (Morgan Freeman) bringing about a unique friendship between the two. Andy’s determination for freedom however, sees his character create one of the most memorable twists in cinematic history, even one Red did not see coming.


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First Half: 1 hour 14 minutes
Interval: 20 minutes
Second Half: 1 hour 12 minutes
Total running time: 2 hours 46 minutes (including interval)

- Symphony Orchestra, of either 90 or 82 depending on venue size
- 2 soprano soloists
- Touring party includes conductor 

Composer: Thomas Newman
Film Director: Frank Darabont
Film Producer: 
The Shawshank Redemption Live is produced by Avex Classics International

Producers of The Shawshank Redemption Live

The Shawshank Redemption Live is an Avex Classics International Production

Classical, Re-imagined.

Whether it's bringing cinematic masterpieces to life by placing soundtracks front and centre or producing original theatrical and musical content, Avex Classics International are at the cutting edge of live classical entertainment. ACI's mission is to create, innovate and facilitate exciting and engaging experiences for artists and audiences alike. Established in 2014, Avex Classics International is a division of Japan’s leading entertainment business, the Avex Group.

Kate Caro
Head of imagine
+44 207 608 9932

Maebh Lehane
Manager, imagine
+44 20 7608 9924

Eleanor Philpott
Assistant Artist and Project Manager, imagine
+44 20 7608 9918

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