Richard Coyle and Niall Buggy are to join the cast of To Kill a Mockingbird in the West End.
Aaron Sorkin’s play based on Harper Lee’s novel is currently playing the Gielgud Theatre in London.
Acclaimed stage and screen actor Richard Coyle will return to the West End to play the iconic role of Atticus Finch in the production, directed by Bartlett Sher. Coyle was last on the West End stage in the Olivier Award nominated hit play, Ink.
Niall Buggy (Olivier and Drama Desk Award-winner) will also join the production as Judge Taylor.
The pair will begin performances from 15 August for the current booking period until 19 November. Current cast members Rafe Spall and Jim Norton will have their final performances on 13 August.
The current original London cast is completed by Harry Attwell, Amanda Boxer, Poppy Lee Friar, John Hastings, Simon Hepworth, Laura Howard, Lloyd Hutchinson, Gwyneth Keyworth, Tom Mannion, David Moorst, Pamela Nomvete, Jim Norton, Patrick O’Kane, Jude Owusu, Harry Redding, David Sturzaker, Natasha Williams, Helen Belbin, Laurence Belcher, Paul Birchard, Ryan Ellsworth, Rebecca Hayes, Danny Hetherington, Matthew Jure, Anna Munden, Tiwai Muza, Oyin Orija and Itoya Osagiede, with Candida Caldicot on organ and Ciyo Brown and Jack Benjamin on guitar, to complete the company.
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.
The production is directed by Bartlett Sher with 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) – joined by Serena Hill as Casting Director, Hazel Holder as Voice & Dialect Coach, Titas Halder as Associate Director, Candida Caldicot as Musical Director, Tavia Rivée Jefferson as Cultural Coordinator and Rasheka Christie-Carter as Assistant Director.