Barlett Sher’s acclaimed Broadway production of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird has extended its run at the Gielgud Theatre in London.
The show opened last night to rave reviews from the critics, including five stars from the Telegraph and Evening Standard.
To Kill a Mockingbird is now booking to 19 November 2022 at the Gielgud Theatre.
The production is a transfer from Broadway of The West Wing and The Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin’s Tony Award winning adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel. The show originally premiered to critical acclaim on Broadway in December 2018 starring Jeff Daniels.
To Kill a Mockingbird stars Rafe Spall (A Good Year, Prometheus, Life of Pi, The Big Short, The BFG, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz) as Atticus Finch, alongside Harry Attwell (Mr Cunningham/Boo Radley), Amanda Boxer (Mrs Henry Dubose), Poppy Lee Friar (Mayella Ewell), John Hastings (Bailiff), Simon Hepworth (Mr Roscoe/Dr Reynolds), Laura Howard (Miss Stephanie/Dill’s Mother), Lloyd Hutchinson (Link Deas), Gwyneth Keyworth (Scout Finch), Tom Mannion (Sheriff Heck Tate), David Moorst (Dill Harris), Pamela Nomvete (Calpurnia), Jim Norton (Judge Taylor), Patrick O’Kane (Bob Ewell), Jude Owusu (Tom Robinson), Harry Redding (Jem Finch), David Sturzaker (Horace Gilmer) and Natasha Williams (Mrs Dubose’s Maid). The cast will be completed by ensemble members Helen Belbin, Laurence Belcher, Paul Birchard, Ryan Ellsworth, Rebecca Hayes, Danny Hetherington, Matthew Jure, Anna Munden and Itoya Osagiede.
Rafe Spall will play the role of Atticus Finch until 13 August with future casting to be announced.
Alongside Bartlett Sher, the creative team includes set design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Ann Roth, sound design by Scott Lehrer, lighting by Jennifer Tipton, and an original score by Adam Guettel.
Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, published in 1960, explores racial injustice in America and features one of the most iconic characters in literary history – small-town lawyer Atticus Finch – famously portrayed on screen by Gregory Peck.