Following a smash-hit run on Broadway, Aaron Sorkin’s new play based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, directed by Bartlett Sher, will open at London’s Gielgud Theatre in May 2020.
Set in Alabama in 1934, To Kill a Mockingbird centres on one of the most venerated characters in American literature, the small-town lawyer Atticus Finch. The cast of characters includes Atticus’s daughter Scout, her brother Jem, their housekeeper and caretaker Calpurnia, their visiting friend Dill, a mysterious neighbour the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley, and the other indelible residents of Maycomb, Alabama.
Harper Lee’s enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence has sold 45 million copies worldwide. 2020 will mark the 60th anniversary of its publication.
To Kill A Mockingbird is booking from 2 May 2020 until 31 October 2020 at the Gielgud Theatre, London.
What’s the Story?
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.
Who’s in it? Mockingbird Cast
Rhys Ifans will play Atticus Finch.
The full cast of To Kill a Mockingbird to be announced.
To Kill a Mockingbird is directed by Bartlett Sher (The King and I, My Fair Lady) with design by Miriam Buether, costumes by Ann Roth, lighting by Jennifer Tipton, sound by Scott Lehrer and an original score by Adam Guettel.
Reviews for To Kill A Mockingbird coming soon.
Theatre InformationGielgud Theatre
Address: 35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR
Nearest Underground: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 38
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