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To Kill A Mockingbird
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To Kill A Mockingbird

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All rise for Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of this story about racial injustice.
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About To Kill A Mockingbird

All rise! You’re summoned to the courtroom for Aaron Sorkin’s riveting, Tony Award-winning stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s seminal novel. Book To Kill a Mockingbird tickets are available now on TodayTix.

London Theatre praised To Kill a Mockingbird on stage, commenting that the play "captures the changing zeitgeist and a necessarily heightened awareness of racism and societal injustice." Discover the Harper Lee novel in a new light.

In Sorkin’s acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird play, the climactic court case frames the action, as we flash back to see the events which led up to Tom’s trial – including Scout and Jem’s meeting with the visiting Dill, and the trio’s fascination with their mysterious neighbour Boo Radley; Atticus’s discussions with their black cook, Calpurnia; and their dealings with the prejudiced Bob Ewell, whose daughter Mayella accuses Tom.

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Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book is one of the great American novels, and has been widely read and taught in schools ever since its publication in 1960. The tale is inspired by her own childhood in 1930s rural Alabama; like Atticus, Lee’s father was an attorney who defended two black men. Now, the iconic story plays out in the hit To Kill a Mockingbird London production. Join Scout and Jem as they watch their father Atticus Finch defend an innocent African-American man, Tom Robinson, who has been falsely accused of rape.

The show made its West End debut at the Gielgud Theatre in 2022 with Rafe Spall as Atticus Finch. Bartlett Sher directs To Kill a Mockingbird in London. His Broadway hits include South Pacific, Golden Boy, The Bridges of Madison County, The King and I, Fiddler on the Roof, Oslo, and My Fair Lady.

What to Watch For:

  • Harper Lee’s novel is renowned for telling its rich fable from the perspective of a child; it’s a coming-of-age tale as well as a snapshot of America. See how Sorkin translates that to stage, using the three young characters – Scout, Jem and Dill – to comment on and guide the action.
  • It’s also fascinating to map some of the real-life people and places onto Lee’s story – whether it’s her relationship with her own father, or the childhood friend who inspired Dill: none other than Truman Capote, writer of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood.
  • Sorkin is renowned for his thrilling courtroom dramas, such as A Few Good Men (which starred Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson in the movie) and The Trial of the Chicago 7. His version of To Kill a Mockingbird uses that tension of the courtroom as the basis for the whole play.
  • One of the past criticisms of the work is that the non-white characters don’t get to have much of a say. Sorkin addresses that in this new adaptation – if you know the book, you’ll spot significant changes and additions here for Tom and Calpurnia.
  • However, Sorkin’s alterations led to an actual court battle between this new production and the Harper Lee estate, with particularly fraught wrangling over the characterisation of Atticus – who is arguably more flawed here. How does that affect your response to the play in 2022?
Run time

2 hours and 50 minutes including a 15 minute interval

Start date

March 10th, 2022

Genre

Musical

Venue

Gielgud Theatre

Age

Recommended for ages 12+. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticket holder who is at least 18 years old.

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