To Kill A Mockingbird - Barbican

  • To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus and Scout
Timothy Sheader's Open Air production of To Kill a Mockingbird moves indoors to the Barbican Theatre in a rare West End transfer, brought on by popular demand. Artistic Director Sheader presents Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, once again in a second reprisal of this shattering play.

To Kill a Mockingbird is officially the most successful play to ever be staged at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre, first opening to sell out success in 2013 and enjoying similar popularity in its 2014 reprisal. The show then embarked on a UK tour before landing at from June 2014.

Lee's text is hugely celebrated and is considered to be a classic example of modern day American Literature. The action is set in the American deep south during the great depression and focuses on the young characters of Scout, Jem and Dill who grow up together in a small and suspicious town. The children watch as Scout’s lawyer father, Atticus, is chosen to represent a black man accused of rape in court.

With the action of the play taking place in the 1930's, the text deals with those on the fringes of society in more ways than one. For instance it is not only race that labelled people outsiders; a reclusive neighbour "Boo" Radley is similarly scorned by his community.

In a generation where difference generates intimidation and intimidation leads to lynching, To Kill A Mockingbird is a tale of fighting for justice despite the danger involved.

Told through the eyes of children, To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming of age tale and whilst the text has many dark undercurrents, the show is heart warming and funny in places.

Directed by Timothy Sheader, the show is cleverly designed by Jon Bausor with original music by Phil King.

Robert Sean Leonard will reprise his role as Atticus, further casting is yet to be announced.

 

Child Friendly?

To Kill a Mockingbird is widely taught in schools and is a great example of modern American literature. However the show does contain violence and themes that are not suitable for YOUNG children.

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