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Who hasn’t heard of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird but seeing it performed on stage is a next level entertainment which Gielgud Theatre is providing next year in May. After getting remarkable triumph on Broadway, To Kill A Mockingbird is going to be transferred in West End to gladden the spectators.
To Kill A Mockingbird is a play adapted by 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name by Harper Lee. The story is about Atticus Finch, a lawyer and his daughter Scout who live in a small Southern-town. It is the tale of racial injustice and human compassion. Atticus Finch fights for what he believes in when he takes the challenge of defending Tom Robinson who is accused of rape. There are 45 million copies of Harper Lee’s novel To Kill A Mockingbird and is an all-time best seller.
The director of the play is Bartlett Sher who is already famous for giving shows like The King And I and Oslo. The play got nine Tony Award nominations and broke the Box Office record by grossing $1.5 Million in one week. Aaron Sorkin, the writer of the play made sure that the adaptation by him is unique from the other adaptations of To Kill The Mockingbird. As he admits clearly: "As far as Atticus and his virtue goes, this is a different take on Mockingbird than Harper Lee's or Horton Foote's."
Rhys Ifans will perform the iconic character of Atticus Finch, who is currently performing in On Bear Ridge at the Royal Court and is famous for his roles in Exit the King at the National Theatre and in Christmas Carol at the Old Vic.
To Kill a Mockingbird for two more months in the West End
Published On Fri, 21 February 2020
Access description: One 10cm step up into the foyer, through swing doors. Box Office on the right. There is a sofa in the foyer. Handrails on both sides of staircases. All steps are highlighted. Dress Circle up 3 steps (2 steep steps between rows). Ramp available to give level access to front of Dress Circle. 20 steps down to the Stalls and 30 up to the Upper Circle from an entrance on Shaftesbury Avenue to the right of the main foyer entrance. The upper circle also has two steep steps between each row.
Sound Amplification: Sennheiser infra-red system with 15 headsets + 2 which attach tp haring aides – collect your headsets from the cloakroom: name and address required. The best reception is in the front area of all levels of the auditorium. Induction loop at the Box Office.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are permitted inside the auditorium. Alternatively, staff are happy to dog-sit for 2 guide dogs per performance.
Disabled Access: Entrance to the auditorium is through the third side EXIT door on Rupert Street. Ask a member of staff to open this for you. One 12cm step up to the front of the Dress Circle. Venue suitable for scooters. B5 + B30 are wheelchair spaces. Companions to be seated in B6 + B29. Seats on the end of row B also act as transfer seats.
Toilets: 16 steps up to the women's and men's from the foyer. There are toilets situated on all levels of the auditorium.
Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet in foyer near the bar