To Kill A Mockingbird

“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: 

  1. Best Featured Actress in a Play: Celia Keenan-Bolger

DRAMA DESK AWARD (2019) FOR

  1. Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play: Celia Keenan-Bolger

OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD (2019) FOR:

  1. Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play: Celia Keenan-Bolger

5 THEATRE FANS’ CHOICE AWARDS (2019) FOR:

  1. Best Play
  2. Best Direction of a Play: Bartlett Sher
  3. Best Featured Actress in a Play: Celia Keenan-Bolger
  4. Best Leading Actor in a Play: Jeff Daniels
  5. Best Sound Design of a Play: Scott Lehrer 

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.

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning American classic To Kill A Mockingbird opened on Broadway to rave reviews:

 
  • “A ‘MOCKINGBIRD’ FOR OUR MOMENT. Beautiful, elegiac, satisfying, even exhilarating.” The New York Times Critic’s Pick. 
  • “JEFF DANIELS IS PERFECT – AND THAT’S THAT. Harper Lee would be thrilled with the magnificent manner in which ‘Mockingbird’ has been brought to the stage.” New York Stage Review 
  • “RECONSIDER. EVERYTHING. Aaron Sorkin and Jeff Daniels deliver an Atticus for our times. This is the ‘Mockingbird’ of our collective daydreams.” Deadline
  • “JEFF DANIELS SOARS AS A TOWERING ATTICUS FINCH. When Aaron Sorkin’s words are uttered by Daniels, you’re inclined to a conviction that kindness in the world is still possible.” The Washington Post. 
  • “A GAME-CHANGING ‘MOCKINGBIRD.’  A genuinely radical new play that fits this riven American moment. This living, breathing ‘Mockingbird’ pulses with relevance.” Chicago Tribune 
  • “A NEW BROADWAY BLOCKBUSTER. Aaron Sorkin, Bartlett Sher and an impeccable cast have created something provocatively fresh and rustically elegant. Jeff Daniels offers a stirring, thoroughly original Atticus Finch.” Los Angeles Times
  • AARON SORKIN SPELLBINDS BROADWAY. A superbly entertaining, handsomely acted, abounding and energetic play of force and drive.” The Guardian
  • “MAGESTIC AND INCANDESCENT, this ‘Mockingbird’ is filled with breath and nuance and soul. THERE’S BRAVERY AND DIGNITY IN EVERY ONE OF THESE ACTORS AND THERE’S ALSO GENEROSITY.” New York Magazine
  • “A TRANSFIXING ACT OF THEATRICAL STORYTELLING that makes us hang on to every word as if experiencing the story for the first time.” The Hollywood Reporter
  • “‘TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD ‘ACHIEVES THE UNIMAGINABLE – it enhances this great work. They pull it off magnificently.” NY1
 
 

Wendy Federman & Tony Award Winner Celia Keenan Bolger

Wendy Federman at the opening night celebration of “To Kill A Mockingbird” with our esteemed writer Aaron Sorkin.