Full cast announced for Open Air's To Kill A Mockingbird
Full casting has now been announced for the upcoming production of To Kill A Mockingbird, which ran at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, from 16 May to 15 Jun 2013, and will return to the same venue for a short run from 28 Aug to 13 Sep 2014, before a UK tour.
The cast of To Kill A Mockingbird includes Daniel Betts (Atticus Finch), Zackary Momoh (Tom Robinson), Christopher Akrill (Boo Radley), Phil King (Musician & Composer), Geoff Aymer (Reverend Sykes), Victoria Bewick (Mayella Ewell), David Carlyle (Nathan Radley/Mr Gilmer), Natalie Grady (Miss Maudie Atkinson), Jamie Kenna (Heck Tate), Susan Lawson Reynolds (Calpurnia) and Christopher Saul (Mrs Walter Cunningham/Judge Taylor). Jemima Bennett, Ava Potter and Rosie Boore will share the role of Scout whilst Harry Bennett, Arthur Franks and Billy Price will share the role of Jem. The role of Dill Harris will be shared by Leo Heller, Connor Brundish and Milo Panni.
Written by Harper Lee, and adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel, the production is again directed by Timothy Sheader and features scenic design by Jon Bausor, lighting by Oliver Fenwick and sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.
Synopsis: 'To Kill A Mockingbird tells the story of life in the American Deep South through the inquiring eyes of a child. Jem and Scout’s idyllic childhood innocence is shattered by the realisation that prejudice rules their town when their father defends a young black man falsely accused of raping a white woman and the family becomes a target of gossip and abuse.
Daniel Betts has many stage credits to his name, most notably 'Skylight' (National Theatre), 'The Winter’s Tale' (Royal Shakespeare Company), 'Sweet Bird of Youth' (Old Vic), and 'The King’s Speech' (Wyndham’s Theatre). His television appearances include 'Criminal Justice', 'Law and Order' and 'A Touch of Frost'.