Open Air To Kill A Mockingbird Transfers to The Barbican
The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre production of To Kill A Mockingbird will transfer to the Barbican Theatre from 24 June to 25 July 2015, with an official opening on 2 July 2015, following a UK tour.
The production originally ran at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, from 16 May to 15 June 2013, and returned to the same venue for a short run from 28 August to 13 September 2014.
Tony Award winning actor Robert Sean Leonard will reprise his role as Atticus Finch for the Barbican run. He is best known for playing Dr. James Wilson in the Fox television series 'House' and Neil Perry in the 1989 movie 'Dead Poets Society'. The 2013 run of To Kill A Mockingbird marked Robert’s return to the London stage for the first time in 22 years.
Written by Harper Lee, and adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel, the production will again be directed by Timothy Sheader and feature scenic design by Jon Bausor, lighting by Oliver Fenwick and sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph.
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.
The Barbican run will be produced by Regent's Park Theatre Ltd, Fiery Angel, Adam Spiegel and William Village. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Tuesday 2 September at 10am.