Following its record-breaking Broadway opening, the Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird transfers to the Gielgud Theatre in May 2020. Adapted by Aaron Sorkin, Harper Lee’s follows venerated fictional lawyer Atticus Finch as he defends a client in 1930s rural Alabama, with the story told through his daughter Scout's point of view. Marking 60 years since To Kill a Mockingbird was first published, don’t miss this compassionate, groundbreaking adaptation in London.
Best availability on To Kill a Mockingbird from August 2020.
Rhys Ifans will star as Atticus Finch, who has recently starred in On Bear Ridge at the Royal Court. Notable theatre credits include Ebenezer Scrooge in Jack Thorne’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic, the Fool in King Lear and King Berenger in Exit the King at the National Theatre.
PLEASE NOTE: Rhys Ifans will perform in the role of Atticus Finch until Saturday 10 October. Additionally he will not perform between 7-12 September inclusive.
Further casting is to be announced.
The original Broadway cast of To Kill a Mockingbird starred Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch, Celia Keenan-Bolger as Scout, Gideon Glick as Dill Harris, Will Pullen as Jem Finch, Fred Weller as Bob Ewell, Gbenga Akinnagbe as Tom Robinson, Stark Sands as Horace Gilmer, Dakin Matthews as Judge John Taylor, Erin Wilhelmi as Mayella Ewell, Neal Huff as Link Deas, Danny Wolohan as Boo Radley and LaTanya Richardson as Calpurnia.
Inspired by Harper Lee’s childhood, the literary classic follows Atticus Finch, a white lawyer in 1930s Alabama as he defends Tom Robinson, a black man who is on trial after alleged rape charges, told through the point of view of Scout, Atticus’ daughter. Dealing with criminal injustice, To Kill a Mockingbird captures both the innocence of young minds and the racial bias that existed in a changing American society.
Harper Lee’s book is adapted by Aaron Sorkin, an American screenwriter and playwright whose West End writing credits include A Few Good Men at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. To Kill a Mockingbird is directed by Bartlett Sher.
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