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First look: To Kill a Mockingbird in the West End with Rafe Spall

Poppy Lee Friar (Mayella Ewell), Rafe Spall (Atticus Finch) – photo by Marc Brenner
Poppy Lee Friar (Mayella Ewell), Rafe Spall (Atticus Finch) – photo by Marc Brenner

First look photos of To Kill a Mockingbird in the West End have been revealed.

The transfer of the hit Broadway play officially opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 31 March with tickets on sale now.

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Rafe Spall leads the cast as Atticus Finch, joined by Harry Attwell (Mr Cunningham/Boo Radley), Amanda Boxer (Mrs Henry Dubose), Poppy Lee Friar (Mayella Ewell), John Hastings (Bailiff), Simon Hepworth (Mr Roscoe/Dr Reynolds), Laura Howard (Miss Stephanie/Dill’s Mother), Lloyd Hutchinson (Link Deas) and Gwyneth Keyworth (Scout Finch).

Also on the cast are Tom Mannion (Sheriff Heck Tate), David Moorst (Dill Harris), Pamela Nomvete (Calpurnia), Jim Norton (Judge Taylor), Patrick O’Kane (Bob Ewell), Jude Owusu (Tom Robinson), Harry Redding (Jem Finch), David Sturzaker (Horace Gilmer) and Natasha Williams (Mrs Dubose’s Maid).

Pamela Nomvete (Calpurnia), Rafe Spall (Atticus Finch) - photo by Marc Brenner
Pamela Nomvete (Calpurnia), Rafe Spall (Atticus Finch) – photo by Marc Brenner
Pamela Nomvete (Calpurnia) - photo by Marc Brenner
Pamela Nomvete (Calpurnia) – photo by Marc Brenner
Jude Owusu (Tom Robinson), John Hastings (Baliff) – photo by Marc Brenner
Jude Owusu (Tom Robinson), John Hastings (Baliff) – photo by Marc Brenner
Gwyneth Keyworth (Scout Finch), Harry Redding (Jem Finch), David Moorst (Dill Harris), Rafe Spall (Atticus Finch) – image by Marc Brenner
Gwyneth Keyworth (Scout Finch), Harry Redding (Jem Finch), David Moorst (Dill Harris), Rafe Spall (Atticus Finch) – image by Marc Brenner
Gwyneth Keyworth (Scout Finch), Harry Redding (Jem Finch), David Moorst (Dill Harris) - photo by Marc Brenner
Gwyneth Keyworth (Scout Finch), Harry Redding (Jem Finch), David Moorst (Dill Harris) – photo by Marc Brenner

Completing the company are ensemble members Helen Belbin, Laurence Belcher, Paul Birchard, Ryan Ellsworth, Rebecca Hayes, Danny Hetherington, Matthew Jure, Anna Munden and Itoya Osagiede.

This new play by Aaron Sorkin is based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, and directed by Bartlett Sher.

Set in Maycomb, Alabama in 1934, To Kill a Mockingbird has provided American literature with some of its most indelible characters: lawyer Atticus Finch, the tragically wronged Tom Robinson, Atticus’ daughter Scout, her brother Jem, their housekeeper and caretaker Calpurnia and the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley

For the past six decades and for every generation, this story, its characters and portrait of small-town America have helped to, and continue to, inspire conversation and change.

Rafe Spall (Atticus Finch) - photo by Marc Brenner
Rafe Spall (Atticus Finch) – photo by Marc Brenner
Jim Norton (Judge Taylor) - photo by Marc Brenner
Jim Norton (Judge Taylor) – photo by Marc Brenner
David Sturzaker (Horace Gilmer), Patrick O’Kane (Bob Ewell), Poppy Lee Friar (Mayella Ewell), David Moorst (Dill Harris) – photo by Marc Brenner
David Sturzaker (Horace Gilmer), Patrick O’Kane (Bob Ewell), Poppy Lee Friar (Mayella Ewell), David Moorst (Dill Harris) – photo by Marc Brenner
The company of To Kill a Mockingbird - photo by Marc Brenner
The company of To Kill a Mockingbird – photo by Marc Brenner

Joining Sher and the original Broadway creative team – Miriam Buether (Set), Ann Roth (Costume), Jennifer Tipton (Lighting), Scott Lehrer (Sound), Adam Guettel (Original Score), Kimberly Grigsby (Music Supervision) and Campbell Young Associates (Hair & Wigs) – are Serena Hill as Casting Director, Hazel Holder as Voice & Dialect Coach, Titas Halder as Associate Director, Rasheka Christie-Carter as Assistant Director, Tavia Rivée Jefferson as Cultural Coordinator, and Candida Caldicot as Musical Director.

Prior to the West End the production was playing to standing-room-only houses on Broadway where it picked up nine Tony Award nominations.

Book To Kill A Mockingbird tickets here »


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