REVIEW: The Shawshank Redemption @ Theatre Royal Brighton

January 25, 2023

The redemption of the title is a curious idea for men who neither wish for it or appear to strive for it, remorse is certainly explored but Andy seems to be the only person (man) advocating his own innocence in this sorry tale. David Esbjornson directs this confident cast with a firm hand, although some of the American accents were prone to drift around, but by drawing out believable performances, exploring the heavy emotional impacts of lost hope and the essential need for a person to find their own way, the cast gives this complex multi-layered bro-mo story a fascinating live exploration. 

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