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Bartlett Sher's To Kill A Mockingbird transfers to the West End

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

AARON Sorkin’s stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, directed by Bartlett Sher (The King and I) and currently playing on Broadway, is transferring to the West End – to the Gielgud Theatre, where it will begin preview performances on May 21, 2020.

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.

The story revolves around Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, who defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

It was famously filmed in 1962 and starred Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch.

To Kill A Mockingbird is designed by Miriam Buether, with costumes by Ann Roth, lighting design by Jennifer Tipton, sound design by Scott Lehrer and an original score by Adam Guettel.

Casting and full performance dates have not yet been announced but tickets will go on sale in December.

Les Misérables -The Staged Concert, starring Michael Ball as Javert and Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, continues at the Gielgud Theatre until November 30, 2019. It will be followed Рfrom December 10, 2019 to February 1, 2020 Рby Girl from the North Country.