The Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre revival of To Kill A Mockingbird transfers to the Barbican Theatre starring Robert Sean Leonard.
Hailed as “Dramatic Gold” by The Times, the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s acclaimed revival of classic drama To Kill A Mockingbird returns to London in 2015.
Playing at the Barbican Theatre from 24 June 2015 to 25 July 2015, the play stars Robert Sean Leonard in this enthralling stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize Winning novel.
Capturing the warmth and poignancy of Lee’s 20th Century classic – a universal story about the corruption of innocence – this award winning revival comes to the Barbican at the conclusion of its UK tour, with American screen and stage star Leonard reprising the role of Atticus Finch exclusively for the London season.
Directed by Timothy Sheader, the play is adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel.
The full cast of To Kill A Mockingbird includes Christopher Akrill (Boo Radley), Geoff Aymer (Reverend Sykes), Victoria Bewick (Mayella Ewell), David Carlyle (Nathan Radley/Mr Gilmer), Natalie Grady (Maudie Atkinson), Jamie Kenna (Heck Tate), Susan Lawson Reynolds (Calpurnia), Zackary Momoh (Tom Robinson), Ryan Pope (Bob Ewell), Christopher Saul (Walter Cunningham/Judge Taylor) and Connie Walker (Stephanie Crawford/Mrs Dubose). Jemima Bennett, Ava Potter and Rosie Boore will share the role of Scout whilst Harry Bennett, Tommy Rodger and Billy Price will share the role of Jem. The role of Dill Harris will be shared by Leo Heller, Connor Brundish and Milo Panni.
Set in America’s Deep South in the 1930s, To Kill A Mockingbird is a tale of racial injustice enveloping a small town community. A black man, Tom Robinson, is accused of raping a white woman. With courage and compassion, lawyer Atticus Finch seeks the truth, and his daughter, Scout – a young girl on the cusp of adulthood – brings new hope to a neighbourhood in turmoil.
★★★★★ “Terrific retelling of Harper Lee’s classic makes dramatic gold” The Times
★★★★★ “Some productions have the power effortlessly to win you over and this enchanting, heartfelt adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is one of them.” Express
★★★★ “If you have tears, prepare to shed them at this superb adaptation of Harper Lee’s great book.” Telegraph
★★★★ “In 2006, British librarians ranked the American classic To Kill A Mockingbird ahead of the Bible as a book ‘every adult should read before they die’ ” Mail on Sunday
★★★★ “Timothy Sheader’s canny staging recognizes the way this novel has been woven into the fabric of our lives, and constantly reminds us that books like Mockingbird, are something precious and shared … like theatre itself. It’s a lovely touch, and takes us straight back to childhood” Guardian