About the showPlease note that Rhys Ifans will perform in the role of Atticus Finch until Saturday 10 October. Additionally he will not perform between 7-12 September inclusive.
Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird is heading to the West End after earning nine Tony Awards. The critically-acclaimed adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel opens at the Gielgud Theatre in Spring 2020.
The play is adapted from Lee’s beloved novel, which for years has inspired and moved readers. Based on her own upbringing in Alabama, the story is told through Scout Finch, a young girl whose father, Atticus Finch, is tasked with defending a black man against rape accusations in the American South. With a damning eye on racism and a call for equality and justice, To Kill a Mockingbird is a triumph of literature.
The West End cast of To Kill a Mockingbird is led by Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill; Enduring Love) as Atticus Finch, with further casting to be announced.
The play is adapted by Academy Award-winner Aaron Sorkin, the pen behind The Social Network (2010) and Steve Jobs (2015). It is directed by Bartlett Sher (South Pacific). Further creatives will be confirmed at a later date.
To Kill a Mockingbird at the Gielgud Theatre promises to celebrate Harper Lee’s legacy and challenge audiences with its still-timely accounts of racism. It opens in the West End in April 2020.
Who Should See It?Anyone who’s cherished Harper Lee’s novel should seize the opportunity to see this moving story brought to life on stage.
21st May 2020
1st Jul 2020
31st Oct 2020
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.