Play: The Shawshank Redemption: Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, 2013

Owen O’Neill is an Irish comedian, writer and actor who I saw in the cast of the play The Shawshank Redemption at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013.  Based on the Stephen King book and film, The Shawshank Redemption tells the story of the story of Andy Dufresne who, while pleading innocence, spends decades in Shawshank State Prison for the murder of his wife and her lover.  O’Neill (together with fellow comedian Dave Johns) developed the script for the theatre and O’Neill appeared brilliantly as the prison warden in a gruelling and menacing role.

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