About the show
Please note that To Kill a Mockingbird has been postponed in response to government advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). It is expected to be rescheduled at a later date.
Where is it showing?The prescient tale of racism and injustice is running at the Gielgud Theatre.
When does it open?To Kill a Mockingbird opens in the West End on 21 May 2020.
What is it about?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.
Who is in it?Rhys Ifans - best known for films including Notting Hill and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and plays including Exit the King - stars as Atticus Finch on the West End, with further casting to be confirmed.
Who is the creative team?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.
How long is it?On Broadway, To Kill a Mockingbird’s running time is 2 hours 35 minutes.
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. All persons aged under 16 must be accompanied and sat next to the accompanying adult. They may not sit on their own within the auditorium. If children do have separate seats, entry could be refused.