Book a date at the Barbican for some powerful drama as To Kill a Mockingbird makes its highly anticipated return to the stage.
Based on the classic novel by Harper Lee, this captivating adaptation stars Robert Sean Leonard, and has been subject to some very enthusiastic reviews from its summer performance at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
The source material is arguably one of the most important works of the last century, confronting issues of racial inequality in America’s Deep South. It tells the story of a lawyer, Atticus Finch, and his daughter Scout, who live in a small town where racism and violence is rife. When Atticus controversially decides to represent in court a black man who has been accused of rape, his peaceful family life becomes threatened by outraged locals.
Brilliantly evocative, this skilful production tackles the themes of lost innocence, moral standpoints and corruption in subtle yet effective ways. Emotional and thought-provoking, it does great justice to great source material.
- Timothy Sheader