To Kill a Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin's new play based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, directed by Bartlett Sher, will open at the Gielgud Theatre next May.
"A 'Mockingbird' for our moment. Beautiful, elegiac, satisfying, even exhilarating" New York Times
Harper Lee's enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence has sold 45 million copies worldwide. Next year marks the 60th anniversary of its publication. Since it began performances on Broadway the production has not played to an empty seat; becoming the most successful American play in Broadway history.
★★★★★ "All rise for the miracle that is 'Mockingbird'. Unmissable and unforgettable. An American classic" Rolling Stone
Rhys Ifans will play the iconic role of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. He recently played the title role in Eugene Ionesco’s Exit the King (National Theatre), The Fool in King Lear (Old Vic) and caused a sensation in the one-man show Protest Song (National Theatre). His extensive film work includes Official Secrets, Snowden, Elizabeth, Nanny McPhee, Harry Potter, Anonymous, The Amazing Spider-Man, Enduring Love and, of course, Richard Curtis' Notting Hill.