Published in 1960, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and quickly became a worldwide hit. To date, the book is still a much-loved classic in modern literature with more than 50 million copies of the book in print.
Over the years, To Kill a Mockingbird, a story of prejudice, racial injustice and childhood innocence set in the deep South of America, has been adapted countless times for stage and screen. Soon, in an exciting move, the latest Broadway adaptation of the novel will be transferring to London’s West End in time for the novel’s 60th anniversary of its publication.
This latest production of To Kill a Mockingbird from New York’s Broadway has been adapted by American screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men) and directed by Tony award-winner, Bartlett Sher (The King and I, My Fair Lady). This production itself has been nominated for an impressive nine Tony Awards including; Best Direction of a Play, Best Actor in a Play, and Best Supporting Actor in Play.
The New York Post reviewed this new rendition of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and stated “It will change how you see the world. This is what great theater is for. Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Mockingbird’ is filled with deep compassion and overwhelming humanity.”
This new, must-see adaptation of Harper Lee’s essential novel will be soon available to UK theatre-goers. Opening at Gielgud Theatre, London on the 21st May 2020 the play will be staged for a limited run until 8th August 2020. Tickets are available to buy online now. “Since it began performances on Broadway, the production has not played to an empty seat; becoming the most successful American play in Broadway history,” so book now to ensure you don’t miss out!