Adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel
Based on the novel by Harper Lee
Set in the Deep South, Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel sees racial injustice envelop a small-town community. Through courage and compassion, lawyer Atticus Finch seeks the truth, and his feisty daughter, Scout - a young girl on the cusp of adulthood - brings new hope to a neighbourhood in turmoil.
Capturing the warmth and poignancy of this best-loved classic with genuine heart and emotional depth, our award-winning production toured the UK from September 2014 to April 2015. A story as moving and magical as you could ever hope to find.
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"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."
"DANIEL BETTS IS QUIETLY MAGNIFICENT AS ATTICUS."
"Tears, cheers and a completely spontaneous standing ovation. It only takes a few moments in Timothy Sheader’s beautiful, inventive production, for this fine 16-strong company – including three alternating teams of spellbindingly powerful child actors – to demonstrate why this terrific story…occupies such a special place in the heart and minds of readers."
"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"
"If you have tears, prepare to shed them at this superb adaptation of Harper Lee's great book."
"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."
- Director – Timothy Sheader
- Designer – Jon Bausor
- Composer – Phil King
- Original Movement – Naomi Said
- Movement Director – Polly Bennett
- Lighting Designer – Oliver Fenwick
- Sound Designer – Ian Dickinson for Autograph
- Casting Director – Lucy Jenkins CDG and Sooki McShane CDG
- Casting Director (children) – Jessica Ronane CDG
- Season Associate Director (Voice & Text)
– Barbara Houseman
- Associate Sound Designer – Nick Lidster for Autograph
- Dialect Coach – Majella Hurley
- Resident Director – Fiona Dunn
- Assistant Director – Anthony Almeida
- Assistant Designer – Rebecca Brower
- Atticus Finch – Daniel Betts
- Boo Radley – Christopher Akrill
- Reverend Sykes – Geoff Aymer
- Mayella Ewell – Victoria Bewick
- Nathan Radley/Mr Gilmer – David Carlyle
- Maudie Atkinson – Natalie Grady
- Heck Tate – Jamie Kenna
- Link Deas – Luke Potter
- Calpurnia – Susan Lawson-Reynolds
- Tom Robinson – Zackary Momoh
- Bob Ewell – Ryan Pope
- Walter Cunningham/Judge Taylor – Christopher Saul
- Mrs Dubose/Stephanie Crawford – Connie Walker
- Understudy – Matt Brewer
- Understudy – Eke Chukwu
- Understudy – Kate England
- Understudy – Natasha Magigi
- Scout – Jemima Bennett, Rosie Boore, Ava Potter
- Jem – Harry Bennett, Arthur Franks, Billy Price
- Dill – Connor Brundish, Leo Heller, Milo Panni