Hollywood actor Matthew Modine will star in To Kill A Mockingbird at the Gielgud Theatre in London from November 2023.
Matthew Modine’s films include Alan Parker’s Birdy, Vision Quest, Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, and most recently Dr. Martin “Papa” Brenner in the global phenomenon Stranger Things.
Modine will play Atticus Finch from 21 November 2022, when the new company begins performances. Richard Coyle (Ink) will play his final performance as Atticus Finch alongside the whole company on 19 November.
Also joining the cast is multi-Olivier Award nominee Celia Noble as Calpurnia. Her extensive stage credits include Faith, Hope and Charity, Nine Night, Downstate and The Amen Corner at the National Theatre, and her television credits include Killing Eve, Teacher, Call the Midwife and Black Mirror.
Anna Munden will play the pivotal role of Scout Finch, joined by Sam Mitchell as Jem Finch, and Ellis Howard as Dill Harris. Taking the role of Bob Ewell is Welsh stage and screen actor Jason Hughes.
Completing the cast are Cheryl Burniston, Colin R Campbell (Mr Roscoe/Dr Reynolds), Jack Crumlin, Alan Drake, Max Ferguson, Phillipa Flynn, Ellis Howard (Dill Harris), Jason Hughes (Bob Ewell), Niamh James,Julie Legrand, Nigel Lister, Sam Mitchell (Jem Finch), and George Telfer.
Remaining in the company are Harry Attwell (Mr. Cunningham/Boo Radley), Helen Belbin (Miss Stephanie/Dill’s Mother), Niall Buggy (Judge Taylor), John Hastings (Bailiff), Rebecca Hayes (Mayella Ewell), Simon Hepworth (Link Deas), Tom Mannion (Sheriff Heck Tate), Anna Munden (Scout Finch), Tiwai Muza, Itoya Osagiede, Jude Owusu (Tom Robinson), Oyin Oyija, David Sturzaker (Horace Gilmer), and Natasha Williams (Mrs Dubose’s Maid). Candida Caldicot (on organ), Ciyo Brown and Jack Benjamin (on guitar) also continue with the production.
Aaron Sorkin’s Tony Award winning adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel is directed by Bartlett Sher (My Fair Lady, The King and I).
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.
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