Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel is engrossing to watch from start to finish.
Aaron Sorkin’s much-anticipated production of To Kill a Mockingbird may have had to exchange original British lead Rhys Ifans for the equally impressive Rafe Spall, but otherwise emerges relatively unscathed from its two-year delay.
Aaron Sorkin worked on this play in the age of Trump and of Black Lives Matter, and it shows. A fusillade of trigger warnings reminds us that it cannot be handled without numerous racial slurs and acknowledgment of violence, sexual and otherwise.
Multi-Olivier and Emmy Award nominee Rafe Spall will play Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, opening at London’s Gielgud Theatre on 31 March 2022, with previews from 10 March. This new play by Aaron Sorkin is based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and directed by Bartlett Sher.
Rhys Ifans will play the iconic role of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, the new play by Aaron Sorkin based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, directed by Bartlett Sher, which will open in London’s West End in 2020. Further casting will be announced.
To Kill a Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin’s new play based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, directed by Bartlett Sher, will open at London’s Gielgud Theatre in May 2020.
The planned UK and Ireland tour of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird has been cancelled following an exclusivity claim brought by the producers of the current Broadway production.
2016 has seen the world lose some extraordinarily talented people. From David Bowie to Alan Rickman and Prince to Gene Wilder, a lot has been said about why we treat the deaths of those we probably never even met as almost equal to those close to us.
Since I got back from my month of remote working in Mallorca, I’ve been lucky enough to pack in lots of trips to the theatre, including this quintuplet of limited season plays that are all worth a look. As usual, I’ve listed productions in closing date order, and the first on the list finishes this Saturday, so don’t delay if you want to see it…
Adapting Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, for the stage is a brave decision to make. The novel has recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, and besides being a staple on the GCSE curriculum, it has been translated into 40 languages and sold over 30 million copies worldwide. This humble, poignant and charming stage adaptation by Christopher Sergel pays homage to the legacy of the novel and everyone who has read it.