Based on Harper Lee’s best-selling novel, To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the mid-century American South and based on Lee’s own childhood in Alabama. Told through the eyes of Scout Finch, the story follows her father Atticus Finch, whose career as a lawyer sees him defending a black man accused of rape against a white woman.
On Broadway, the play totted up nine Tony Award nominations, with Celia Keenan-Bolger winning for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play.
The West End cast is yet to be announced.
To Kill a Mockingbird is adapted for the stage by Aaron Sorkin, who is best known for his snappy screenplays including the Academy Award winning The Social Network (2010) and Steve Jobs (2015). It is directed by Bartlett Sher, who previously won a Tony Award for South Pacific.
Considered by many to be a scathing account of racism and bigotry and a call to arms for compassion, To Kill a Mockingbird at the Gielgud Theatre is a challenging and timely story that remains as relevant now as when it was first written. It opens in April 2020.
Recommended forAny fans of Harper Lee’s ground-breaking novel should secure tickets to To Kill a Mockingbird at the Gielgud Theatre. With themes that remain urgent in contemporary society, this is sure to be an unforgettable show.
Age Recommendations: TBC