About the showAaron 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.