Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning American classic To Kill a Mockingbird transfers to the West End from Broadway in a new adaptation by Aaron Sorkin.
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 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.
Against all odds, writer Aaron Sorkin and director Bartlett Sher have succeeded in crafting a stage-worthy adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic American novel
A mockingbird for our moment: beautiful and elegiac
Aron Sorkin's controversial adaptation of the Harper Lee novel spellbinds Broadway
Aaron Sorkin’s vigorous version is gripping theatre
If Sorkin’s adaptation lacks the subtlety and plainspokenness of Lee’s novel, it has moments of old-fashioned power and others of surprising tenderness