To Kill A Mockingbird
Gielgud Theatre, London
To Kill A Mockingbird - Gielgud Theatre, London
Age Restriction: To be confirmed.
The iconic Harper Lee novel To Kill A Mockingbird heads to the stage of the Gielgud Theatre as a new play by the acclaimed writer Aaron Sorkin, introducing a new generation of theatregoers to the character of Atticus Finch, this time portrayed by Rhys Ifans.
It is a story that has resonated with audiences since the novel was first published in 1960 and was solidified in popular consciousness with the classic film starring Gregory Peck. But its new stage version, which was first seen on Broadway in 2018, gives it a whole new lease of life, as seen by its numerous nominations for Tony Awards and other prestigious accolades.
So its arrival at the Gielgud Theatre can’t come soon enough as Ifans inhabits Atticus Finch and takes audiences back to a small town in Alabama in the 1930s. Finch is a lawyer who is hired to represent Tom Robinson, an African American accused of rape at a time when prejudice and bias runs rampant. The ideals portrayed by Finch in Harper’s original novel have made him into a hero of American culture and has ensured a lasting legacy for a story that continues to find new audiences.
It’s no wonder that all eyes are on this unmissable production as it heads to the Gielgud Theatre on the heels of its successful Broadway run. It promises to be the most talked-about show in the capital as audiences flock to see Aaron Sorkin’s interpretation of Harper’s classic story, with some wonderful performances along the way.
To Kill A Mockingbird, directed by Bartlett Sher, runs at the Gielgud Theatre from Thursday 11th June 2020 (previews from Thursday 21st May 2020).
Show & Venue InformationGielgud Theatre
Thursday, 21 May 2020
Saturday, 31 October 2020
To be confirmed.