“To Kill a Mockingbird” was penned by Aaron Sorkin and adapted from the novel of the same name by Harper Lee about racial injustice and set in 1930s Alabama. The drama is structured as a memory play, with Scout remembering the events of one summer when her father Atticus defended a black man during a local trial. Jeff Daniel stars as Atticus Finch.
Winner of 8 Awards (2019)!
Bartlett Sher’s production of To Kill A Mockingbird, adapted for the stage by Aaron Sorkin from Harper Lee’s classic novel, will transfer to London’s Gielgud Theatre in May 2020. The production transfers following a hugely successful run on Broadway, where it starred Jeff Daniels.
On Broadway, To Kill A Mockingbird won multiple awards including:
TONY AWARD (2019) FOR:
DRAMA DESK AWARD (2019) FOR
OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD (2019) FOR:
5 THEATRE FANS’ CHOICE AWARDS (2019) FOR:
Harper Lee’s story of racial injustice has sold 45 million copies worldwide, with 2020 marking the 60th anniversary of its publication. It won the Pulitzer Prize and quickly became a global phenomenon, with more than 50 million copies in print to date. Considered one of the great classics of modern literature, the novel has never been out of print since its original publication.
Inspired by Lee’s own childhood in Alabama, To Kill a Mockingbird features one of literature’s towering symbols of integrity and righteousness in the character of AtticusFinch, based on Lee’s own father. The character of Scout, based on herself, has come to define youthful innocence – and its inevitable loss – for generation after generation of readers around the world. 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.
Preview performances begin May 21, 2020 at the West End Gielgud Theatre with opening night on June 11, 2020. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.