A timeless literary classic which has inspired and educated school children around the world, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird has been transformed into a new, award-winning stage production. Having mesmerised audiences on Broadway, Aaron Sorkin’s critically acclaimed adaptation is set to wow British audiences from May 2020!
Directed by the hugely successful Barlett Sher (The King and I, Oslo, Pacific) and adapted by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network 2010, Steve Jobs 2015), To Kill A Mockingbird has received a whopping nine Tony Award Nominations and Celia Keenan-Bolger won Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play. In the British adaptation, Rhys ifans (Notting Hill, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Exit the King, A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic) will star as Atticus Finch. To Kill a Mockingbird is selling out extremely quickly so grab your tickets one of the world’s most poignant stories concerning racial prejudice come to life on stage!
Running time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Age recommendation: 11+
In the sleepy rural town of Maycomb Alabama, Scout Finch lives with her brother Jem and her widowed father, Atticus Finch. While the Great Depression happens around them, Scout and Jem befriend another boy Dill one summer and the three become a trio, embarking on various adventures around the town.
The main plot revolves around Atticus, a top lawyer who agrees to defend a black man, Tom Robinson, who has been accused of raping a white woman. Determined to reveal the ingrained racism in Maycomb, Atticus fights Robinson’s case and allows his children to watch it in the courtroom. An inspiring and educational journey for both the children and the audience, many themes in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird still resonate universally today.
To Kill A Mockingbird tickets are in extremely high demand. Ticket prices start at £29 and depending on where you choose to sit in the Gielgud Theatre, can be as expensive as £125 pounds. The Gielgud Theatre capacity is 956 seats and it is divided into the Stalls, the Dress Circle and the Grand Circle. There are 507 seats in the Stalls, 202 seats in the Dress Circle and 247 seats in the Grand Circle.
If you are looking for premium seating in the Gielgud Theatre, these can be found towards the mid-rear of the Stalls. The seats that provide the best views of the stage can be found in rows N-P.
Great value seats in the Gielgud theatre can be found in the Dress Circle since many of these seats have restricted views, particularly at the ends of rows A and B. The Grand Circle definitely has some of the cheapest seats in the theatre.
Getting to the Venue
The Gielgud Theatre is situated in the heart of London, on Shaftesbury Avenue. The theatre can be accessed by both public transport and car. However, we recommend that you take public transport given that it is in the centre of London and is in London’s Congestion Charge Zone which costs £11.50 between 7am and 6pm. The Gielgud Theatre address is:
35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue
Tube: the nearest tube to the Gielgud Theatre is Piccadilly circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly) which is only a few minutes from the theatre.
Train: the closest train station is about a 15 minute walk away which has many national rail services.
Bus: bus routes 14, 19 and 38 stop on Shaftesbury Avenue. Bus routes 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159 and 453 all go to Piccadilly Circus
Car: The Gielgud Theatre is part of the Q park theatreland scheme. You can therefore enjoy 50% off parking if you validate your parking ticket at the box office. The closest Q-Park’s to the theatre are the Soho and Chinatown car parks.
There is an accessible entrance to the Gielgud Theatre using an entrance on Rupert Street, which is a third side exit door. You can access the Dress Circle from this entrance which is one 12cm up to the Dress Circle.
The Gielgud Theatre access number is 0344 482 5137 or email email@example.com. Please contact the theatre if you have an access enquiries or if you require special assistance for your visit. There are also discounted tickets available for access patrons along with one companion so please call the access line for further information on this.
Inside the Venue
The section of the theatre most suitable for wheelchair users is the Dress Circle which has two wheelchair spaces. The other sections of the theatre do not have a customer lift and must be reached by stairs. These sections of the theatre are therefore not recommended for visitors with limited mobility.. The Stalls is 20 steps down from the foyer and the Grand Circle is 30 steps up. There is extra legroom in the Stalls and The Grand Circle.
If you require assistance, please let staff know beforehand and they can assist you throughout your visit including an at-seat service to customers who cannot access the bars.A companion must be brought to assist with wheelchair transfers. However, staff are happy to help with transfers and also store wheelchairs and scooters during the performance.
To Kill a Mockingbird is showing at the Gielgud Theatre from 11th June 2020 - 5th September 2020.
Monday - Saturday 7.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm
Based on Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the early 1960s America, in a small town of Maycomb, Alabama, where Scout Finch lives with her brother Jem Finch and her widowed father, Atticus Finch. The story centres on Atticus Finch, a lawyer who agrees to offend a black man, Tom Robinson, who is taken to court for raping a white woman. Allowing his children to watch in the courtroom, to Kill a Mockingbird is about Atticus’ fight for justice.
The To Kill a Mockingbird cast is transferring from Broadway and is made up of Ed Harris as Atticus, Nina Grollman as Scout, Nick Robinson as Jem, Taylor Trensch as Dill Harris, Eliza Scanlen as Mayella Ewell, Kyle Scatliffe as Tom Robinson, and LisaGay Hamilton as Calpurnia, Manoel Felciano as Horace Gilmer, Russell Harvard as Link Deas and Boo Radley, M. Emmet Walsh as Judge Taylor, Patricia Conolly as Mrs. Dubose, Christopher Innvar as Sheriff Heck Tate, William Youmans as Mr. Roscoe and Dr. Reynolds, and ensemble cast members Rosalyn Coleman, Gene Gillette, Luke Smith, and Yaegel T. Welch. Neal Huff and Ted Koch as Bob Ewell and Mr. Cunningham, Liv Rooth as Ms. Stephanie, and Rebecca Watson, Aubie Merrylees, David Manis, Baize Buzan, Steven Lee Johnson, and Geoffrey Allen Murphy.
To Kill a Mockingbird the play is showing at the Gielgud Theatre in London.
To Kill a Mockingbird the play is 2 hours 35 minutes long.
To Kill a Mockingbird was originally a book by Harper Lee and it has been adapted by Aaron Sorkin.
The main characters in To Kill and Mockingbird are Atticus Finch, Scout Finch, Jem Finch, Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, Dill Harris, Mayella Violet Ewell, Maudie Atkinson, Bob Ewell and Alexandra Hancock.
To Kill a Mockingbird is directed by Barlett Sher (The King and I, Oslo, Pacific).
To Kill a Mockingbird the play premiered on Broadway, at the Shubert Theatre, New York on the 13th December 2018.
To Kill a Mockingbird is set in Maycomb, Alabama.
No, it is not going on tour in 2020. It is transferring from Broadway to the West End for a limited time only.