Thu 22 Nov 2018

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of To Kill A Mockingbird will return for a UK tour in 2019, opening here at Curve on 7 Feb. Full tour details can be found below.

Produced by CurveJonathan Church Productions and Regent’s Park Theatre Ltd, the cast is led by Simon Robson in the role of Atticus Finch.

Simon Robson has worked extensively in the theatre, as well as appearing in BBC One’s Eastenders and Doctors. His first play, The Ghost Train Tattoo, was premiered at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester in 2001. Since then he has published a book of short stories, The Separate Heart, which was shortlisted for the prestigious Frank O’Connor Prize in 2007.

The role of Scout will be shared by Summer Jenkins (aged 10 from London) and Eve Prenelle (aged 10 from London); the role of Jem will be shared by Stanley Jarvis (aged 13 from London), Jaxon Knopf (aged 9 from Hertfordshire) and Theo Josse Wilkinson (aged 10 from Sunderland); the role of Dill will be shared by Billy Marlow (aged 12 from Hertfordshire), Joshua Pickering (aged 11 from Gloucestershire) Jack Riley (aged 10 from Milton Keynes).

Joining them is Pearl Appleby as Mayella Ewell, Dave Fishley  as Reverend Sykes, Joseph Fletcher as Arthur Radley, Kieran Hill as Heck Tate, Alexandra Mathie as Stephanie Crawford and Mrs Dubose, Ged McKenna as Judge Taylor and Walter Cunningham, John Omole as Tom Robinson, Carl Rice as Bob Ewell, Sarah Tansey as Maudie Atkinson, Paul Woodson as Nathan Radley and Mr Gilmer and Amanda Wright as Calpurnia.

They will be joined by, Erica Birtles, Sophie Cartman, Valentine Hanson and Christopher D Hunt. Music is composed and performed live by Phil King (Luke Potter will perform at certain venues).

Set in the Deep South, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel sees racial injustice divide a small-town community. With integrity and compassion, lawyer Atticus Finch seeks the truth. His courageous daughter, Scout, brings hope to a neighbourhood in turmoil.

This production of To Kill A Mockingbird opened Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s 2013 season and toured the UK in 2015 to critical acclaim and sell out performances, including a month-long residency at The Barbican. Proving its success across every art form, the 1960 novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, followed by the film adaptation in 1962 which won three Oscars out of the eight it was nominated for.

The best-selling novel by Harper Lee has been adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel and is directed by Timothy Sheader.

Completing the creative line-up is, designer Jon Bausor who designed the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. His previous theatre design credits include Bat Out of Hell in London (and the U.S) and the UK Tour of The Band. Movement is by Naomi Said. Her previous theatre credits include Beginning at the National and West End and Quiz in Chichester and West End.

Sound designer is Ian Dickinson whose most recent theatre credits include Company at the Gielgud Theatre and Heisenberg at Wyndham’s. Lighting design is by Oliver Fenwick (previous credits include Ugly Lies The Bone at the National) and Fiona Dunn is Associate Director whose previous credits as an Associate Director include Strictly Ballroom The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre, Turn of the Screw at Regent’s Park and English National Opera and On The Town at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

Curve, Leicester
7 – 16 Feb – Book Now

Milton Keynes Theatre
18 – 23 Feb – Book Now

Birmingham Rep
25 Feb – 2 Mar – Book Now

Theatre Royal, Norwich
4 – 9 Mar – Book Now

Rose Theatre Kingston
21 – 23 Mar – Book Now

Theatre Royal, Newcastle
25 – 30 Mar – Book Now

King’s Theatre, Edinburgh
1 – 6 Apr – Book Now

Festival Theatres, Malvern
8 – 13 Apr – Book Now

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
7 – 11 May – Book Now

The Lowry, Salford
20 – 25 May – Book Now