To Kill a Mockingbird
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Rhys Ifans stars as Atticus Finch in the London transfer for Aaron Sorkin’s much-hyped Harper Lee adaptation
‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ has rescheduled to 2021 for obvious reasons. Rhys Ifans’s name is no longer on the website, though this doesn’t mean he is definitely gone.
Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s civil rights classic ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ took Broadway by storm – and caused a fair amount of controversy after the producers aggressively tried to shut down productions of other adaptations of Lee’s 1960 masterpiece. And now Bartlett Sher’s production is coming here, under the auspices of Sonia Friedman Productions, who are having set to have a very big 2021.
Rhys Ifans will star as principled white Southern attorney Atticus Finch, who defends black man Tom Robinson in a rape trial in deeply prejudiced Alabama. It’s slightly unusual casting, that will surely see the gifted but somewhat wild Welsh actor play defiantly against type. Still, the powers that be are presumably not leaving this to chance.
|Venue name:||Gielgud Theatre|
|Transport:||Rail/Tube: Charing Cross; Tube: Piccadilly Circus|