The Broadway transfer of To Kill a Mockingbird will now open at the Gielgud Theatre on 31 March 2022, starring Rafe Spall as Atticus Finch. The show was previously due to open on 27 May 2021 (starring Rhys Ifans) but has now been pushed back to 2022 with Rafe now playing the lead role.
For the London run, there will be a comprehensive education and outreach programme, seeking to engage with schools and communities who might otherwise be unable to access live theatre, and to raise awareness of the job opportunities within the theatre industry. In addition, there will be over 500 tickets available for each week of the run between £5 and £10. Full details and initiatives to be announced later this year.
Harper Lee’s enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence has sold more than 45 million copies of the novel worldwide. 2020 marked the 60th anniversary of its publication.