Treat yourself to the stage version of Harper Lee's classic work To Kill a Mockingbird at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.
The show was originally staged in 2013 to great critical and popular acclaim. Returning due to popular demand, this is a chance to catch one of the greats of American literature in the beautiful, open air surroundings of the capital's famous park.
Adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel, the play tells a powerful story that covers issues such as race relations and even rape. Set in the Deep South during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the plot follows the lives of a brother and sister and their widowed father, Atticus Finch. The small family is thrown into chaos when Atticus, a lawyer, chooses to defend a black man accused of rape, a controversial move at that time and location.
Despite the serious themes of the work, this production offers much charm and humour, with subtle performances complimenting Harper Lee's brilliantly crafted dialogue to perfection.
- Timothy Sheader