First up in the new season at the Open Air Theatre is this adaptation of one of America's most significant and popular works of literature. Harper Lee's book of the same title, which apparently has never been out of print since it was published in 1960, is her only published work, yet as its print record suggests it has had immense influence for millions of people across the globe, leading one... Read more
To Kill A Mockingbird Tickets
Bartlett Sher's production of To Kill A Mockingbird, adapted for the stage by Aaron Sorkin from Harper Lee's classic novel, is tipped for a West End transfer following a hugely successful run on Broadway, where it starred Jeff Daniels.
The play tells the story of young Scout and her father Atticus Finch, a lawyer tasked with defending a local, Tom Robinson, who is accused of rape. The novel explores justice and racial tension in a small Southern town, and is one of the best-selling novels of all-time.
According to the Daily Mail, To Kill a Mockingbird is tipped for a West End run at the Gielgud Theatre in spring 2020.
Anthony Sher, whose recent London work includes The King and I and Oslo, directed the production when it premiered at the Schubert Theatre in New York. It broke a box office record when it grosses $1.5 million in a single week.
Jeff Daniels received critical acclaim for his work in the role of Atticus. Writing for New York Theatre Guide, Mark Shenton wrote: "The production makes for gripping, seriously absorbing theatre with a top-flight Broadway cast, led by the grave but sympathetic Jeff Daniels."