Aaron Sorkin's new play is based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence.
Inspired by the writer's own childhood in Alabama, To Kill a Mockingbird features one of literature’s towering symbols of integrity and righteousness in the character of Atticus Finch, 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.
Author Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’s’ iconic character Atticus Finch has become a byword for speaking out for what is right. Now a London theatre production has brought the taut drama to the stage and it has been showered with praise; the Evening Standard calls it ‘A powerfully uplifting theatrical event of sheer emotion and moral force’.
Aaron Sorkin’s play premiered on Broadway in 2018, and earned nine Tony nominations, becoming the most successful American play in Broadway history.
You’ll definitely want to get tickets to see this unmissable production, where the stakes are life and death at London’s Gielgud Theatre.
To Kill A Mockingbird tickets
To Kill A Mockingbird has flown over from Broadway to London. Aaron Sorkin’s celebrated production has landed in the West End, after garnering 9 Tony nominations on the Great White Way. Based on Harper Lee’s classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, To Kill A Mockingbird remains a timeless, thought-provoking story that will touch audiences old and new. Book your tickets now.
To Kill A Mockingbird London
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the most banned books of all time. Now, Sorkin’s new stage production promises to continue that same controversial tradition. In Sorkin’s daring new production, the Atticus Finch audiences remember from the novel may prove to be a little more shadowy, and the story presented to them a little more challenging.
When Tom Robinson, a black man living in 1930s Alabama, is falsely accused of a terrible crime, lawyer Atticus Finch steps up. His goal is to prove that the charges are unjust and that Tom is innocent. However, the legal system he works in is not designed to benefit people like Tom, and the anger that Atticus is met with soon extends to his children, Scout and Jem, in one of the most confronting experiences of their young lives.
With great moral force and powerful storytelling from Sorkin, To Kill A Mockingbird reminds audiences what can happen if we let our prejudices overwhelm us.
To Kill A Mockingbird review highlights
To Kill A Mockingbird received great praise from critics when it debuted on Broadway, on top of its 9 Tony nominations. With multiple 5 star reviews, a Drama Desk Award and much celebration of Sorkin’s daring script, the production is set to make waves on the West End.
To Kill A Mockingbird London cast
To Kill A Mockingbird stars Matthew Modine as Atticus Finch from Stranger Things and Full Metal Jacket among other theatre, film and TV productions over the years. Anna Munden, known for Youth Without God (The Coronet) and Spilikin (Pipeline Theatre), plays Scout Finch. Sam Mitchell, a 2022 graduate of RADA, makes his professional stage debut as Jem Finch.
They are joined by Jude Owusu from The Comedy of Errors (National) and Julius Caesar (RSC) as Tom Robinson. Harry Atwell, Helen Belbin, Niall Buggy, Colin R Campbell, Rebecca Hayes, Jason Hughes and John Hastings among others.
To Kill A Mockingbird play London creative team
To Kill A Mockingbird boasts a script by Aaron Sorkin, writer of The Social Network, The Trial Of The Chicago 7, Moneyball and A Few Good Men, among others. It is directed by Tony-nominated director Bartlett Sher, who also recently directed the hugely successful revival of My Fair Lady at London’s Coliseum and has worked on countless Broadway hits.
To Kill A Mockingbird theatre London
To Kill A Mockingbird is playing now at the Gieguld Theatre. This stirring, thought-provoking production is not one to be missed – be sure to get your tickets now and enjoy this much-awarded adaptation.
Rafe Spall delivers an incendiary Atticus Finch
A magnificently awe-inspiring piece of theatre
Aaron Sorkin’s revelatory adaptation blazingly captures the zeitgeist
All rise for this powerfully uplifting theatrical event
Rafe Spall shines
An engaging and intelligently acted affair
It’s impossible not to be swept along by this nimble-footed play
Rafe Spall is stunning in new take
Rafe Spall is sensational as Atticus Finch
Harper Lee would approve of snappy Sorkin update
Strong in duality, lacking in humanity