Producers Scott Rudin, Barry Diller and Sonia Friedman Productions have confirmed that Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird will head to the West End next year.
It has been announced today that Bartlett Sher’s production will be heading to the West End’s Gielgud Theatre in May 2020.
Adapted for the stage by Aaron Sorkin, Harper Lee’s classic story of racial injustice and childhood innocence will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its publication in 2020.
Set in Alabama in 1934, To Kill a Mockingbird centres on one of the most venerated characters in American literature, the small-town lawyer Atticus Finch. The cast of characters includes Atticus’s daughter Scout, her brother Jem, their housekeeper and caretaker Calpurnia, their visiting friend Dill, a mysterious neighbour the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley, and the other indelible residents of Maycomb, Alabama.
As well as being directed by Bartlett Sher, the production’s creative team includes: designs by Miriam Buether, costumes by Ann Roth, lighting by Jennifer Tipton, sound by Scott Lehrer and an original score by Adam Guettel.
Casting and dates for the West End run of the production have yet to be announced.
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