To Kill A Mockingbird, London

To Kill A Mockingbird adaptation by Aaron Sorkin to open in London

Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird will open in London in 2021.

The British cast and performance dates will be announced soon, however it will land at the Gielgud Theatre in May 2021.

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel set in 1934 Alabama is an enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence.

The play centres on one of the most venerated characters in American literature, the small-town lawyer Atticus Finch, currently played on Broadway by Jeff Daniels, who withstands societal pressure to represent a black man, wrongly accused of rape.

To Kill A Mockingbird  will be directed by Bartlett Sher (Oklahoma, The King and I) with design by Miriam Buether, costumes by Ann Roth, lighting by Jennifer Tipton, sound by Scott Lehrer and an original score by Adam Guettel.

The US production recently celebrated one year on The Great White Way where it has played to a full house every night and now holds the benchmark of having become the most successful American play in Broadway history.  

Aaron Sorkin is probably best known as the creator and screenwriter of the Emmy Award-winning hit TV series The West Wing, The Newsroom and films such as Steve Jobs, The Social Network and A Few Good Men.

Tickets for To Kill A Mockingbird will go onsale soon.

To Kill A Mockingbird will open at the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End in May 2021.

UPDATE: A previous version of this article stated To Kill A Mockingbird would open in May 2020, this has been updated to reflect the show was postponed and will now run from 21 May 2021 until 31 October 2021.

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