It has been announced that the stage and screen actor will take on the role in Bartlett Sher’s production at the Gielgud Theatre.

Barry Diller and Sonia Friedman have confirmed that acclaimed stage and screen actor Richard Coyle will return to the West End to play the iconic role of Atticus Finch in the current production of To Kill a Mockingbird. Also joining the cast will be Niall Buggy (Olivier and Drama Desk Award-winner) as Judge Taylor. the pair will join the original London cast from the 15th August for the current booking period until 19th November at the Gielgud Theatre. Rafe Spall and Jim Norton, who are currently playing Atticus Finch and Judge Taylor respectively, will have their final performances on 13th August.

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.

Harper Lee’s acclaimed novel has been adapted for the stage by Aaron Sorkin and 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.

To Kill a Mockingbird continues to play at the Gielgud Theatre until the 19th November. You can book your tickets here.