To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird starring Rhys Ifans extends run in the West End

Will Longman
Will Longman

Tickets have been released for the West End transfer of Broadway hit To Kill a Mockingbird as the run in London has been extended by two months.

Based on the modern classic novel by Harper Lee, Aaron Sorkin's play tells the story about small-town lawyer Atticus Finch who is tasked with representing the defence during a high-profile rape case at a time when racism and prejudice is rife throughout middle America.

It comes to London after Bartlett Sher's production wowed on Broadway when it opened in December 2018 starring actor Jeff Daniels. In his review of the Broadway production for New York Theatre Guide, Mark Shenton said the play made for "gripping, seriously absorbing theatre".

To Kill a Mockingbird extends to October 2020

The West End production of To Kill a Mockingbird will begin previews at the Gielgud Theatre on 21st May 2020, with an official opening night on 11th June.

While the show was booking through to 5th September, tickets are now available for performances through to 31st October 2020.

Rhys Ifans cast as Atticus Finch in London

After Jeff Daniels earned a Tony Award nomination for best actor for his performance as Atticus, Rhys Ifans will take on the role when the play begins in the West End.

He will play the role until Saturday 10th October, and additionally, will not perform between 7th and 12th September. Casting for performances after 10th October is yet to be announced.

Sher's creative team of the play includes lighting designer Jennifer Tipton, sound designer Scott Lehrer, costume designer Miriam Buether, costume designer Ann Roth and composer Adam Guettel.

To Kill a Mockingbird is booking at the Gielgud Theatre until 31st October.

To Kill a Mockingbird tickets are available now.

Photo credit: Rankin

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