Winner — Best Play Revival

Whats On Stage Award

Experience the critically acclaimed production of one of the greatest novels of the 20th century as the sell out show returns to the stage.

Set in the Deep South, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel sees racial injustice divide a small-town community. With integrity and compassion, lawyer Atticus Finch seeks the truth. His courageous daughter, Scout, brings hope to a neighbourhood in turmoil.

This utterly enchanting and timely production from London's award-winning Regent’s Park Theatre captures the warmth, poignancy and magic of this best-loved classic.

Tour Dates 2019

  • 7 – 16 FebLEICESTER Curve0116 242 3595BOOK NOW
  • 18 – 23 FebMILTON KEYNES Milton Keynes Theatre*0844 871 7652BOOK NOW
  • 25 Feb – 2 MarBIRMINGHAM Repertory Theatre0121 236 4455BOOK NOW
  • 4 – 9 MarNORWICH Theatre Royal01603 630000BOOK NOW
  • 12 – 23 MarKINGSTON Rose Theatre020 8174 0090BOOK NOW
  • 25 - 30 MarNEWCASTLE Theatre Royal*08448 11 21 21BOOK NOW
  • 1 - 6 Apr EDINBURGH King’s Theatre0131 529 6000 BOOK NOW
  • 8 - 13 AprMALVERN Festival Theatres01684 892277BOOK NOW
  • 23 - 27 AprCANTERBURY The Marlowe Theatre01227 787787BOOK NOW
  • 29 Apr - 4 MayCAMBRIDGE Arts Theatre01223 503333ON SALE SOON
  • 7 - 11 MayDUBLIN Bord Gáis Energy Theatre01 677 7999BOOK NOW
  • 13 - 18 MayGUILDFORD Yvonne Arnaud Theatre01483 440000BOOK NOW
  • 20 - 25 MaySALFORD The Lowry0843 206 6010BOOK NOW
  • 28 May - 1 JunINVERNESS Eden Court Theatre01463 234234BOOK NOW
  • 3 - 8 JunABERDEEN His Majesty’s Theatre01224 641122BOOK NOW

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Cast

  • Scout – Nessa Erikkson, Summer Jenkins, Eve Prenelle
  • Jem – Stanley Jarvis, Jaxon Knopf, Theo Josse Wilkinson
  • Dill – Billy Marlow, Joshua Pickering, Jack Riley

Other characters are played by members of the Company with original music written and performed by Phil King

Understudies

  • Erica Birtles
  • Sophie Cartman
  • Valentine Hanson
  • Christopher D Hunt

Creatives

Producers -

Reviews

*****

"Terrific retelling of Harper Lee's classic makes dramatic gold"

"This deceptively simple treatment of the Christopher Sergel adaptation begins with just one tree, where Scout clambers and plays. As Phil King gently sings and strums, the ensemble gaily draw a childish map of houses and streets on to the bare stage with chalk... beautifully directed...: narrating, quarrelling, sometimes surging powerfully together across the stage to underscore moments of high tension."

*****

"Some productions have the power effortlessly to win you over and this enchanting, heartfelt adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is one of them."

"(Harper) Lee's vividly lyrical prose is allowed to shine through... As moving and magical a portrait of corrupted childhood innocence as you could hope."

*****

"If you have tears, prepare to shed them at this superb adaptation of Harper Lee's great book."

"There are many moments when the depth of emotion becomes overwhelming, as you find yourself swept along by the power of this account of young children growing up in the American Southlands amid virulent racial prejudice."

"One of the many wonders of this adult story is that it is seen through the eyes of children, and ... the lovable Scout (is) played with a simplicity and emotional truth that moved me to tears, not least in the scene in which she asks her older brother about her mother who died when she was two."

"A production of tremendous heart and emotional depth."

*****

"In 2006, British librarians ranked the American classic To Kill A Mockingbird ahead of the Bible as a book 'every adult should read before they die' "

"Timothy Sheader's effective staging does full justice to this tale of monstrous injustice, cleverly emphasising its origins as a novel."

*****

"Timothy Sheader's canny staging recognizes the way this novel has been woven into the fabric of our lives, and constantly reminds us that books like Mockingbird, are something precious and shared ... like theatre itself. It's a lovely touch, and takes us straight back to childhood"

"If one measure of a stage adaptation's success is that it sends you scurrying back to read the original novel, then this production scores highly"

*****

"The only sin Scout Finch, the eight-year-old narrator of Harper Lee's classic novel, has ever heard her lawyer father denounce was to kill a mockingbird; they do nothing but make music for us to enjoy.The corruption of innocence is as much Lee's theme as the rape and racism that disfigure a small Alabama town in the Depression."

"Sheader's production, played on a tilted, chalk board setting by Jon Bausor, is very good at maintaining this emotional three-way dynamic between community, children and the shades of fear and ignorance."

*****

"A simple set and fantastic performances make To Kill A Mockingbird a joy to watch"

"Director Timothy Sheader combines excellent staging with brilliant casting...to great effect in To Kill A Mockingbird."

"In Jon Bausor's splendid design for Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning story, roughly drawn lines on the ground and a tree suffice to map out the rigidly defined world of six-year-old Scout and her older brother Jem as they struggle to get to grips with the incomprehensible adult codes of the 1930s Deep South."

*****

"To Kill A Mockingbird' is, above all, a book about childhood, told from the perspective of a child protagonist, Atticus's daughter Scout. It is also a book that most of us come into contact with at school, and thus intrinsically linked to our own childhoods, no matter how removed they may be from Lee's vignettes of smalltown life in segregated '30s Alabama."

"It's easy enough to bring home 'To Kill A Mockingbird's moral and sociological dimension ... and Sheader's production does that. But its real triumph is in capturing the novel's warmth and childish wonder."