GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNER, MULTI-EMMY AWARD NOMINEE AND STAR OF THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON STRANGER THINGS MATTHEW MODINE TO PLAY ATTICUS FINCH
PRESS RELEASE • 10 October 2022
GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNER, MULTI-EMMY AWARD NOMINEE AND STAR OF THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON STRANGER THINGS MATTHEW MODINE
TO PLAY ATTICUS FINCH
MULTI-OLIVIER AWARD NOMINEE
TO PLAY CALPURNIA
AND FURTHER CAST ANNOUNCED TO JOIN THE COMPANY
OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
CURRENTLY RUNNING IN THE WEST END
THE NEW COMPANY BEGIN PERFORMANCES FROM
MONDAY, 21 NOVEMBER 2022
Barry Diller and Sonia Friedman announced today that Matthew Modine and Cecilia Noble will lead the new company of the critically acclaimed production of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird – a new play by Aaron Sorkin, directed by Bartlett Sher, currently running at the Gielgud Theatre, West End.
Matthew Modine’s iconic portrayals in films such as Alan Parker’s Birdy, Louden Swain in Vision Quest, Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, and Dr. Martin “Papa” Brenner in the global phenomenon Stranger Things have cemented Matthew’s legacy in the entertainment industry.
Cecilia Noble is a highly acclaimed stage and screen actress, nominated for two Olivier Awards and two Evening Standards Awards. Her extensive stage credits include Faith, Hope and Charity, Nine Night, Downstate and The Amen Corner at the National Theatre, and her television credits include Killing Eve, Teacher, Call the Midwife and Black Mirror.
Anna Munden will play the pivotal role of Scout Finch, joined by Sam Mitchell as Jem Finch, and Ellis Howard as Dill Harris. Taking the role of Bob Ewell is Welsh stage and screen actor Jason Hughes.
Matthew Modine and Cecilia Noble are joined by Cheryl Burniston, Colin R Campbell (Mr Roscoe/Dr Reynolds), Jack Crumlin, Alan Drake, Max Ferguson, Phillipa Flynn, Ellis Howard (Dill Harris), Jason Hughes (Bob Ewell), Niamh James, Julie Legrand, Nigel Lister, Sam Mitchell (Jem Finch), and George Telfer. The new company will begin performances on 21 November, 2022. Remaining in the company are Harry Attwell (Mr. Cunningham/Boo Radley), Helen Belbin (Miss Stephanie/Dill’s Mother), Niall Buggy (Judge Taylor), John Hastings (Bailiff), Rebecca Hayes (Mayella Ewell), Simon Hepworth (Link Deas), Tom Mannion (Sheriff Heck Tate), Anna Munden (Scout Finch), Tiwai Muza, Itoya Osagiede, Jude Owusu (Tom Robinson), Oyin Oyija, David Sturzaker (Horace Gilmer), and Natasha Williams (Mrs Dubose’s Maid). Candida Caldicot (on organ), Ciyo Brown and Jack Benjamin (on guitar) also continue with the production.
The current company, with Richard Coyle as Atticus Finch, will play their final performance on 19 November. The production is currently booking until 4 February, 2023.
“ALL RISE FOR A MAGNIFICENT ‘MOCKINGBIRD’.
UNBEARABLY MOVING. SHEER EMOTION AND MORAL FORCE MAKE THIS
A POWERFULLY UPLIFTING EVENT’ EVENING STANDARD
“THIS UTTERLY RIVETING AND REVELATORY STAGING
BLAZINGLY CAPTURES THE ZEITGEIST.” DAILY TELEGRAPH
The Harper Lee adaptation has been one of the major hits of this year’s West End season, playing to packed houses at the Gielgud Theatre since its opening in March.
Set in Maycomb, Alabama in 1934, To Kill a Mockingbird has provided American literature with some of its most indelible characters: lawyer Atticus Finch, the tragically wronged Tom Robinson, Atticus’ daughter Scout, her brother Jem, their housekeeper and caretaker Calpurnia and the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley. For the past six decades and for every generation, this story, its characters and portrait of small-town America have helped to, and continue to, inspire conversation and change.
Harper Lee’s enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence has sold more than 45 million copies of the novel worldwide. 2020 marked the 60th anniversary of its publication.
Harry Attwell plays Mr Cunningham/Boo Radley. His theatre credits include The Great Murder Mystery (The Lost Estate), Artists Talk (The Yard Theatre), Frankenstein, Twelfth Night, The Skriker, Orpheus Descending (Royal Exchange Theatre), A Tale of Two Cities (Royal & Derngate and tour), The Crucible, The Duchess of Malfi (The Old Vic), Henry V (Michael Grandage Company), and for the Donmar Warehouse, Richard II, King Lear (also UK tour and BAM), Hamlet (also Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway), Hamlet and Twelfth Night (Donmar West End at Wyndham’s Theatre). For television, his credits include On Order and Away, The Night Manager, Da Vinci’s Demons, Mayday, The Identity; and for film Wakefield, Text for You, Intervention, Breathe, Genius and Maleficent.
Helen Belbin plays Miss Stephanie/Dill’s Mother. Her theatre credits include Wuthering Heights (Oxford Shakespeare Company), Market Boy (Union Theatre), About Last Night (Arcola Theatre), A Haunting (Belgrade Theatre Coventry), The History Club (Old Red Lion), Kings (Vault Festival), The Flouers O' Edinburgh, Northern Star (Finborough Theatre) and Verdict (UK tour). Her television work includes The Outlaws, Holby City Silent Witness, Call the Midwife, and Wolfblood; and for film Mad to Be Normal, Waterboys, The Carrier, Always in the Present and Je Suis Daddy.
Niall Buggy plays Judge Taylor. His theatre credits include Krapp’s Last Tape (Tron Theatre, Leeds Playhouse), The Old Tune (Jermyn Street Theatre), Furniture (Druid Theatre), The Plough and The Stars (Lyric Hammersmith), St Joan (Donmar Warehouse), On Blueberry Hill (Origin 1st Irish Theatre Award Best Actor - Trafalgar Studios, Dublin Theatre Festival, New York), The Importance of Being Earnest (Harold Pinter Theatre), Translations (Sheffield Theatres / Rose Theatre), The Hanging Gardens (Abbey Theatre), DruidMurphy (Druid Theatre, Hampstead Theatre and Washington), The Weir (Royal Court Theatre, Duke of York’s Theatre, New York), Haunted (Sydney/Royal Exchange/New York), Penelope (Druid Theatre/Hampstead Theatre/Edinburgh/New York/Washington), John Bull’s Other Island (Tricycle Theatre), After Play (Gate Dublin, Edinburgh, New York, Sydney), Uncle Vanya (Irish Times Best Actor - Gate Dublin), A Kind of Alaska (Gate Dublin). Dead Funny (Olivier Award, Best Actor – Hampstead / Vaudeville Theatre), Juno and The Paycock (TMA Award – Albery Theatre), Rough Crossing, Love for Love, The Threepenny Opera, The School for Scandal (National Theatre), and Aristocrats (Clarence Derwent Award, Time Out Award, Drama Desk Award, OBIE Award - Hampstead Theatre /New York). For television, his work includes Cobra, Will, My Mother and Other Strangers, Malice Aforethought, Grease Monkeys, The Cruise, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Upwardly Mobile, Agony Too, Father Ted, and The Citadel; and film includes, As Luck Would Have It, The Duel, Mr Turner, Sleeping with the Fishes, Rufus Stone, Mamma Mia!, The Libertine, Sweeney Todd, Anna Karenina, and Cruise of the Gods.
Colin R Campbell plays Mr Roscoe/Dr Reynolds. His stage work includes The Incident Room (New Diorama Theatre/The Pleasance), The Epic of Gilgamesh (The Listening Hare), The Mirror Crack’d (Salisbury Playhouse/Wales Millennium Centre), The Throne (King’s Head Theatre), Blood Wedding (False Dawn on the Leaves), Skellig (Birmingham Stage Company/New Victory Theatre, New York), George’s Marvelous Medicine, and Twelfth Night (Birmingham Stage Company). For television, his work includes The Diplomat, The Long Shadow, Unforgotten, The Crown, The Thief, His Wife and The Canoe; Broken, Jericho and Downton Abbey; and for film, This is Christmas.
John Hastings plays Bailiff. His theatre work includes Corpse! (Park Theatre), Season’s Greetings (Manor Pavilion Theatre), Small Island, Angels in America, The Beaux’ Stratagem, King Lear (National Theatre), King Lear (Chichester Festival Theatre and Duke of York’s Theatre), Frozen (Theatre Royal Haymarket), King Lear (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Homecoming (Harold Pinter Theatre). For film, his work includes Hot Property and Love Me Do. For radio, his credits include The Corrupted.
Rebecca Hayes plays Mayella. Her theatre work includes The Rhythmics (Southwark Playhouse), Constellation Street (National Theatre Wales/Sherman Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Bristol Old Vic), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru), The Playboy of the Western World, Split, The Night Watch, Punk Rock, Stars in the Morning Sky (The Richard Burton Company), and Romeo and Juliet (National Youth Theatre of Wales). For television, her work includes The Pact, Bregus, Bang, 35 AWR and The Bastard Executioner.
Simon Hepworth plays Link Deas. His theatre credits include La Cage aux Folles, Mother Of Him (Park Theatre), Absolute Hell (National Theatre), Antony and Cleopatra (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Lion in Winter (Theatre Royal Haymarket), King Lear (Guildford Shakespeare Company), Joe & I (King’s Head Theatre), The Rivals (Compass Theatre Company), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth (Arundel Festival and tour), Twelfth Night (Bristol Old Vic), The Winter’s Tale, The Glass Menagerie, The Deep Blue Sea (Royal & Derngate), Bang Bang (After Feydeau), Romeo and Juliet, Burn This, Tartuffe, My Cousin Rachel (Mercury Theatre, Colchester), Mario and the Magician (Almeida Theatre), Party Trap (Shoreditch Town Hall), Agatha Christie Theatre Festival 2001 (Palace, Westcliff) and The Best Man, The Hollow (UK tours). His television work includes This Sceptred Isle, Endeavour, Fearless, Foyle’s War, Law and Order UK, Trial and Retribution, Wire in the Blood, Inspector Morse - The Remorseful Day, Wallis & Edward, Bliss, Bodyguards, Departures, EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Ruth Rendell’s Thornapple and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles; and for film, Walking With The Enemy, Under Her Skin, Sink, Love’s Kitchen, 47 Cleveland, The Holly Kane Experiment, Tezz and The Walker. He appeared as The Politician in the music video for BΔSTILLE’s Fake It (Universal Music).
Ellis Howard plays Dill Harris. His theatre work Romeo and Juliet (National Theatre). For television, his work includes Home, Red Rose and Catherine the Great.
Jason Hughes plays Bob Ewell. His theatre credits include Violence & Son, 4:48 Psychosis, A Real Classy Affair (Royal Court Theatre), The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (Theatre Royal Haymarket), In Flame (Ambassador’s Theatre), Our Country’s Good, Look Back in Anger (National Theatre), Way Upstream (Chichester Festival Theatre), In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play (St James Theatre), Design for Living, The Fight for Barbara (Theatre Royal Bath), Caligula, Badfinger (Donmar), Kiss Me Like You Mean It (Soho Theatre), The Herbal Bed (RSC/UK tour), Snake in the Grass (Old Vic), The Illusion (Royal Exchange, Manchester) and Macbeth (Theatr Clwyd). For television, his credits include series regular Warren in This Life, series regular Detective Sergeant Ben Jones in Midsomer Murders, series regular Max in The Pact and series regular Vince Whitman in Marcella; and for film, Crow, For N(o)ne, Dead Long Enough, Dirty Bomb, Phoenix Blue, Killing Me Softly, Shooters, House! and We Are Kings.
Julie Legrand plays Mrs Dubose. Her theatre work includes The Indian Queen (The Opera House, Lille), My Fair Lady (Italy), Richard III, Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre), Lady of Letters (Lichfield Festival), Gypsy (Savoy Theatre/Chichester Festival Theatre), The Rivals (Bristol Old Vic), Wit (Royal Exchange Theatre), This is Not an Exit, The Ant and The Cicada, Romeo and Juliet (RSC), To Kill a Mockingbird, The Importance of Being Earnest (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Wicked (Apollo Victoria), See How They Run (Duchess Theatre, UK tour), The Wizard of Oz (Royal Festival Hall), and Fiddler on the Roof (Sheffield Theatres and Savoy Theatre). Her television work includes The Romantic Getaway, Silent Witness, The Power, Flack, Call the Midwife, Edge of Heaven, Footballers’ Wives, Fields of Gold and North Square; and for film, One for the Road, Prick Up Your Ears and Water.
Tom Mannion plays Sheriff Heck Tate. His theatre work includes Macbeth (National Theatre tour), Insignificance (Arcola Theatre), Hamlet (Trafalgar Studios and UK tour), The Autumn Garden (Jermyn Street Theatre), All My Sons (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), An Inspector Calls (UK tour), The Price (Octagon Theatre, Bolton), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Globe), Metamorphosis (Lyric Hammersmith), Hamlet (The Old Vic) and for the RSC, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Cyrano de Bergerac, Much Ado About Nothing and The Duchess of Malfi. For television, his work includes Traces, The Crown, Bridgerton, The Victim, Fearless, Unforgotten, Lucky Man, Mr Selfridge, Inside Men, Identity, Lip Service, Spooks, Missing, Belle de Jour, John Adams, New Tricks and Life on Mars; and for film, Susu, Waterboys, Centurion, F, Beyond the Sea, Brothers, Iris and Beautiful Creatures.
Sam Mitchell makes his professional stage debut as Jem Finch.
Matthew Modine plays Atticus Finch. On stage, Modine’s credits include Arthur Miller's Finishing the Picture (Chicago's Goodman Theatre) and Resurrection Blues (The Old Vic), and in 2010, he starred in the 50th Anniversary Broadway rival of The Miracle Worker (Circle in the Square Theatre). For television, Modine is currently playing Dr Martin “Papa” Brenner in the global phenomenon Stranger Things - Screen Actors Guild Best Ensemble Performance Award. Other television work includes the Emmy-winning Showtime series Weeds. An acclaimed film actor, Modine has worked with many of the industry's most respected directors, including Oliver Stone, Sir Alan Parker, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, Alan J. Pakula, John Schlesinger, Tony Richardson, Robert Falls, Sir Peter Hall, Abel Ferrara, Spike Lee, Jonathan Demme, John Sayles, and Christopher Nolan, but it was Robert Altman who propelled Modine to international acclaim with his film adaptation of David Rabe's play Streamers – for which the cast received an unprecedented Best Actor Award from the Venice International Film Festival. His signature roles include as Private Joker in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, Alan Parker’s Birdy – which won the Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix, Louden Swain in Vision Quest, Treat in Alan Pakula's film adaptation of the hugely successful Lyle Kessler play Orphans, F.B.I. agent Mike Downey in Jonathan Demme's screwball comedy Married to the Mob and Robert Altman’s Shortcuts – Golden Globe for Best Ensemble. Other recent credits include Oppenheimer, Hard Miles, Retribution opposite Liam Neeson, Foster Boy with Louis Gossett Jr, Miss Virginia opposite Uzo Aduba, Wrong Turn and Operation: Varsity Blues: The College Admission Scandal. Modine has directed several distinguished short films When I Was a Boy (1993), Smoking (1994), Ecce Pirate (1997), I Think I Thought (2008), To Kill an American (2008), Jesus Was a Commie (2011) and soon to be released, I Am What You Imagine Is Love. In 2010, Modine co-founded Cinco Dedos Peliculas (CDP) with former Apple Marketing executive Adam Rackoff. CDP develops narrative films, documentaries, animation projects, mobile apps, and initiatives with a focus on environmental activism.
Anna Munden plays Scout Finch. She trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Her stage work includes Starcrazy (Miracle Theatre), Youth Without God (The Coronet Theatre), Spilikin (Pipeline Theatre) and The Crucible (Cube Theatre Company). Her television work includes Father Brown, Showtrial and The Nevers.
Cecilia Noble plays Calpurnia. Her theatre work includes The Welkin, Faith, Hope and Charity, Downstate, Nine Night – Olivier and Evening Standard Award for Best Supporting Actress, The Amen Corner – Olivier, Evening Standard and WhatsOnStage Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress, His Dark Materials, Henry V and The Recruiting Officer (National Theatre), The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, The Tempest (RSC), Liberian Girl (Royal Court Theatre) and In the Red and Brown Water (Young Vic). Her television work includes Killing Eve, The Teacher, Small Axe, Semi-Detached, Black Mirror, Call the Midwife, Undercover, Together, Nurse, Our Girl, Silent Witness, Death in Paradise, Waking the Dead, EastEnders, Doctors and Holby City; and for film, Dead in a Week, The Lady in the Van, Danny and the Human Zoo – MViSA Award for Best Actress, Kaleidoscope, Of Mary, New Year’s Day, Native and Mrs Caldicott’s Cabbage War.
Jude Owusu plays Tom Robinson. His theatre work includes The Taming of the Shrew, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Bartholomew Fair (Shakespeare’s Globe), Tamburlaine, I Cinna, Julius Caesar (RSC), The Cherry Orchard (Bristol Old Vic), A Tale of Two Cities (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Jeramee, Hartleby and Ooglemoore (Unicorn Theatre), The Comedy of Errors (National Theatre), Othello (Malachite Theatre), Africker (Hoxton Hall), Wayne (Etcetera Theatre), and The Robbers (New Diorama Theatre). For television, his work includes The Dumping Ground, Father Brown and The Hollow Crown: Wars of the Roses – Richard III.
David Sturzaker plays Horace Gilmer. His theatre credits include The Cutting Edge (Arcola Theatre), Creditors, Bloody Poetry (Jermyn Street Theatre), Tamburlaine, Timon of Athens, The White Devil (RSC), Frost/Nixon (Sheffield Theatres), Nell Gywnn (Apollo Theatre), Richard II, The Merchant of Venice, Titus Andronicus, Comedy of Errors, Troilus and Cressida, Measure for Measure and The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare’s Globe), Eternal Love, Anne Boleyn (Shakespeare’s Globe/UK tour), Cool Hand Luke (Aldwych Theatre), Journey’s End (Playhouse Theatre), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Chichester Festival Theatre/Duchess Theatre), A Doll’s House (Royal Exchange); Four Knights in Knaresborough (Southwark Playhouse), Kingdom of Earth (The Print Room), As You Like It (The Rose, Kingston), War and Peace (Shared Experience), Visiting Mr Green and Romeo and Juliet (UK Tour), Future Me (Theatre 503), Bash (Trafalgar Studios), Henry V and Much Ado About Nothing (Tour De Force); and for television, Endeavour, Father Brown, Da Vinci’s Demons, Medici, and as series regulars in Murder on the Home Front and Doctors. His radio credits include The Forsyte Saga, Last of the Volsungs, King Solomon’s Mines, Everybody’s got Conditions, Gudrun, Blood and Milk and Richard II.
Natasha Williams plays Mrs Dubose’s Maid. Her theatre work includes Malindadzimu (Hampstead Theatre), Off the Endz, Ambulance (Royal Court Theatre), Black Crows (Arcola Theatre), You Can’t Take It With You (King’s Head Theatre), and The Fatherland (Bush Theatre). For television, her credits include It’s a Sin, Whitechapel, Quick Cuts, Silk, The Jury, Phone Shop, Silent Witness, Doctor Who, Pinochet in Suburbia, Rose and Maloney, The Commander, Grease Monkeys, The Last Detective, Fugee Girl, Time Gentlemen Please, The Murder of Stephen Lawrence, Blood River, The Bill – as series regular Delia French, Last Supper and Fighting Back; and for film, Slum Woman, City Rats, The Fourth Angel, Ruby’s Slippers and The Theory of Flight.
Cheryl Burniston’s theatre credits include Chelsea’s Choice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Alter Ego Theatre Company), Sweet Love (Futures Theatre Company), Isobel’s Tree (MunMun Productions), Pandora (Unnamed Theatre Productions), Stig of the Dump (Jump the Moat Theatre Company), and Road (Royal and Derngate). Her television work includes Pistol, Pennyworth, The Nevers and Flirt English; and for film, The Railway Children Returns, Paintball Massacre, Dragon Kingdom, Hooligan Escape: The Russian Job, and Identicals.
Jack Crumlin recently graduated from Actors Centre Australia. His theatre work includes Anatomy of a Suicide, Chorus and Amongst Ruins (Red Line Productions), Journey’s End (Australian Theatre for Young People), and Wasted (Kings Collective). For television, his work includes Reef Break; and for film, The Casting Game.
Alan Drake’s theatre credits include The Railway Children (King’s Cross Theatre), Boeing Boeing (Harrogate Rep and Eastbourne), Fen, Far Away (Sheffield Theatres), Kissing Sid James (59E59 Theatre New York, Jermyn Street Theatre), and Danny’s Wake (King’s Head and Edinburgh). His television work includes Peaky Blinders, Call The Midwife, The Amazing Dermot and Little Miss Jocelyn.
Max Ferguson’s theatre includes Felt (Southwark Playhouse/Vaults Festival), Man Down (Tristan Bates Theatre), The Night Just Before the Forest (Out of Ink), and Healing Wounds (Wardown Museum/ The Hope Theatre). For film, his work includes Cost of Living.
Phillipa Flynn’s theatre credits include People, Places and Things (National Theatre / Wyndham's Theatre), Nell Gwynn (Shakespeare’s Globe / English Touring Theatre), Girl on a Train (Duke of York’s Theatre), Strangers on a Train, How the Other Half Loves (UK tours), Confusions, Hero's Welcome, Roundelay (Stephen Joseph Theatre), Macbeth (National Theatre Luxembourg), Pride and Prejudice, Much Ado about Nothing (Heartbreak Productions), and The Secret Garden (Proper Job Theatre).
Niamh James’ theatre credits include The Mirror and the Light (RSC) and The Weatherman (Park Theatre).
Nigel Lister’s theatre credits include Our Man in Havana, The Secret Adversary (The Watermill Theatre), The Wizard of Oz (Pitlochry Festival Theatre), Partners in Crime (Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch), Footloose the Musical (UK tour), and Sex and Docks and Rock n Roll (Red Ladder). His television work includes It’s a Sin, The Crown, WPC 56, Dream Team, Steel River Blues, and Footballers’ Wives.
Oyin Orija’s theatre credits include Here’s What She Said To Me (Utopia Theatre), The Werewolf of Washington Heights (Cockpit Theatre/ Camden Fringe Festival), and Hilda and the Northern Powerhouse (Grimsby Minster).
Itoya Osagied’s theatre work includes Notes on Grief (MIF), Tears are a Luxury, Belong (Royal Court Theatre), The Hunt (Almeida Theatre), Twelfth Night (Gods and Monsters), Palm Wine and Stout (Eastern Angles Theatre), Blue/Orange (Contexture Theatre), and Teach Me (Soho Theatre). For television, his credits include War on Drugs, Beowulf, American Odyssey, and Spotless; and for film, Second Coming, Farming, Okora and Dark Lights.
George Telfer‘s theatre credits include Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice (Derby Theatre), as well as work at The Mill at Sonning. He has been working for several years with Stephen Berkoff on Corpse in which he plays Sir John Gielgud. For television, his work includes Emmerdale, Sister Boniface; and for film, Innocent Crimes and The Auton Trilogy.
To Kill a Mockingbird is running the All Rise ticket scheme in an exclusive partnership with TodayTix, offering £15 seats for every performance across the run. The initiative provides access at affordable prices to as wide an audience as possible. More than 1,400 tickets will be released each month. In addition to the All Rise initiative, there is an opportunity to purchase £15 tickets via Today Tix daily rush – where a limited number of additional seats will be available on each performance day via the app. The TodayTix app can be downloaded onto iOs or Android devices for free via the app store; or you can access online via TodayTix.com.
Sher and the original Broadway creative team - Miriam Buether (Set), Ann Roth (Costume), Jennifer Tipton (Lighting), Scott Lehrer (Sound), Adam Guettel (Original Score), Kimberly Grigsby (Music Supervision) and Campbell Young Associates (Hair & Wigs) – are joined by Serena Hill as Casting Director, Hazel Holder as Voice & Dialect Coach, Titas Halder as Associate Director, Candida Caldicot as Musical Director, Tavia Rivée Jefferson as Cultural Coordinator and Rasheka Christie-Carter as Assistant Director.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Set in Maycomb, Alabama in 1934, To Kill a Mockingbird has provided American literature with some of its most indelible characters: lawyer Atticus Finch, the tragically wrongly-accused Tom Robinson, Atticus’ daughter Scout, her brother Jem, their housekeeper and caretaker Calpurnia and the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley. For the past six decades and for every generation, this story, its characters and portrait of small-town America have helped to, and continue to, inspire conversation and change.
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Please be advised that this production contains racially explicit language, themes and content, and references to sexual abuse and violence. There will be brief gunfire audio in the performance.
Recommended for ages 12+
The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness, injury and statutory leave entitlement.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD BY HARPER LEE
Published in 1960, Harper Lee’s debut novel To Kill a Mockingbird was an immediate and astonishing success – it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was published in ten languages within a year of its release. The book, considered one of the great classics of modern American literature, went on to become a global phenomenon, with more than 50 million copies in print to date. To Kill a Mockingbird has moved international readers for half a century, with editions published in over 40 languages including Persian, Dutch, Norwegian, Russian, Vietnamese, Armenian, Chinese, and Esperanto.
In 2012 the Library of Congress presented an exhibition titled Books That Shaped America, inviting those who attended to cite the book that most changed their lives – To Kill a Mockingbird came second only to the Bible.
In 2007, Lee was recognized with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which cited her “outstanding contribution to America’s literary tradition”. In 2010, President Barack Obama awarded Lee the National Medal of Arts, an award given for “outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support, and availability of the arts” – the nation’s highest honour for artistic achievement.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
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Now playing until 4 February, 2023
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