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About To Kill a Mockingbird

The theatrical adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winner To Kill A Mockingbird is making its highly anticipated debut in London’s West End in 2022. Written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Bartlett Sher, the London edition of the play will star Rafe Spall as Atticus Finch. To Kill A Mockingbird opens in London at the Gielgud Theatre, with the first preview on Thursday 10 March 2022, before its official opening night on Thursday 31 March 2022. 

To Kill A Mockingbird play London 

Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird is coming to London after it celebrated one year on Broadway in November 2019. The show is the most successful American play in Broadway history, following its highly successful sold-out run of shows and nine Tony nominations, winning Best Actress in a Featured Role for Celia Keenan-Bolger’s portrayal of Scout Finch. 

Sorkin is an Oscar, Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning screenwriter and producer with a glittering track record on both stage and screen. His screenplay for The Social Network took home an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA, while his work on the acclaimed NBC series The West Wing earned him five Emmys. He’s also won a Golden Globe for his screenplay for Steve Jobs and has been nominated for Golden Globes, BAFTAs and Oscars for Moneyball, Charlie Wilson’s War and Molly’s Game.

Directing Sorkin’s script for To Kill A Mockingbird is acclaimed director Bartlett Sher. Sher is the multi-award-winning director of the Lincoln Center Theatre in New York, a post he has held for over a decade. His critically acclaimed stage productions include the Tony Award-winning South Pacific as well as Oslo, My Fair Lady and Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown

Rafe Spall takes on the lead role as Atticus Finch, stepping into the shoes of Jeff Daniels and Ed Harris. Spall has just completed the fearless one-person play Death Of England in 2020 for the Royal National Theatre. He is primarily known for his film work, including Life Of Pi, One Day, The Big Short, Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and Prometheus. Spall also has extensive theatre credits including Hedda Gabler, Alaska, The Knight Of The Burning Pestle, If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, Constellations and Betrayal, in which he made his Broadway debut in 2013.

To Kill A Mockingbird Story 

Set in Alabama in 1934, the story of To Kill A Mockingbird centres round one of the most venerated characters in American literature, small-town lawyer Atticus Finch. Harper Lee’s award-winning novel is an enduring story of childhood innocence and racial injustice and prejudice. It follows widower Atticus, along with his daughter Scout and son Jem, as they navigate life during the Great Depression in the American South. Additional characters appearing in the story include the family’s housekeeper and caretaker Calpurnia, their visiting friend Dill, and their mysterious neighbour the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley, amongst others. Lee’s story is both a coming-of-age narrative and a dark drama where good and evil collide.

Harper Lee’s iconic novel has sold more than 45 million copies worldwide, with 2020 marking the 60-year anniversary of its publication in 1960.  

To Kill A Mockingbird Characters and Cast – London:

The London cast of To Kill A Mockingbird includes Rafe Spall in the role of Atticus Finch, the central character in the play. Spall is the first cast member to be announced for the London show debuting in March 2022. Further casting will be announced soon. 

To Kill A Mockingbird Production – London:

The London edition of the To Kill A Mockingbird play is produced by Scott Rudin, Barry Diller and Sonia Friedman Productions. The play is written by Aaron Sorkin, based on Harper Lee’s classic novel, and directed by Bartlett Sher. Rafe Spall is set to play the iconic role of Atticus Finch with more cast members to be announced. The set of the West End edition of the show is designed by Miriam Buether, with costumes by Anne Roth and lighting by Jennifer Tipton. The show also features sound by Scott Lehrer along with an original score by Adam Guettel.  

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Where is To Kill A Mockingbird playing in London?

The play takes place at Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 6AR. 

When is To Kill A Mockingbird coming to London?

The first preview of the London show takes place on Thursday 10 March 2022, before the play opens in London’s Gielgud Theatre from Thursday 31 March 2022. 

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