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’ and the Daily Mail declares that ‘Mockingbird soars anew in Sorkin’s blistering adaptation. Spellbinding’. Aaron Sorkin’s play premiered on Broadway in 2018, and earned nine Tony nominations. 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 is on at London's Gielgud Theatre
The Gielgud Theatre is on Shaftesbury Avenue, in London’s West-end and has been a dominant figure in the capital’s theatre scene, previous stellar productions include the hugely successful The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and Daisy Pulls it Off. With such an established pedigree, the Gielgud Theatre is the perfect choice for the timely and heart-wrenching drama. Set in a racially-unjust 1930s Alabama, the story of the fight against racism and injustice is seen from the perspective of children – Scout and Jem Finch. To Kill a Mockingbird follows the arrest and trial of a Black man Tom Robinson who is falsely accused of raping a white woman. Their lawyer father Atticus attempts to defend him despite the odds, while Scout and Jem have to grow up and confront their own childish prejudices.
To Kill a Mockingbird London Cast 2022 and Creatives
Rafe Spall, a huge acting talent on both stage and screen is a nuanced and complex Atticus Finch in Aaron Sorkin’s play, adapted from Harper Lee’s scorching 1961 Pulitzer prize-winning novel. Gywneth Keyworth is Atticus’s daughter Scout, and Jude Owusu is the unjustly targeted Tom Robinson. Directed by Bartlett Sher, To Kill a Mockingbird was nominated for a Tony in 2019 for best direction. Adam Guettal created an original score for the production which was also nominated in 2019 for a Tony award, and award-winning designer Ann Roth created the costumes.
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If you need a reminder of the value of theatre in London then getting tickets for this production of To Kill a Mockingbird will help you to remember what it is to be totally immersed in the excitement, tension and emotional impact of live performance.
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