To Kill a Mockingbird Closes in the West End May 20 | Playbill

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Matthew Modine leads the cast as Atticus Finch at the Gielgud Theatre.

Matthew Modine in To Kill a Mockingbird Marc Brenner

The West End run of Aaron Sorkin's stage adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird plays its final performance May 20 at the Gielgud Theatre. Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, the production began previews at the Gielgud March 10, 2022, prior to an official opening March 31.

The cast is led by Matthew Modine, who joined the company November 21, 2022. He is joined by Harry Attwell as Mr. Cunningham/Boo Radley, Helen Belbin as Miss Stephanie/Dill’s Mother, Niall Buggy as Judge Taylor, Cheryl Burniston, Colin R Campbell as Mr. Roscoe/Dr Reynolds, Jack Crumlin, Alan Drake, Max Ferguson, Phillipa Flynn, John Hastings as Bailiff, Rebecca Hayes as Mayella Ewell, Simon Hepworth as Link Deas, Ellis Howard as Dill Harris, Jason Hughes as Bob Ewell, Niamh James, Julie Legrand as Mrs. Dubose, Nigel Lister, Tom Mannion as Sheriff Heck Tate, Sam Mitchell as Jem Finch, Anna Munden as Scout Finch, Tiwai Muza, Cecilia Noble as Calpurnia, Itoya Osagiede, Jude Owusu as Tom Robinson, Oyin Orija, David Sturzaker as Horace Gilmer, George Telfer, Natasha Williams as Mrs. Dubose’s Maid, and Candida Caldicot as on organ, Ciyo Brown, and Jack Benjamin as on guitar.

Joining Sher and the original Broadway creative team—set designer Miriam Buether, costume designer Ann Roth, lighting designer Jennifer Tipton, sound designer Scott Lehrer, composer Adam Guettel, music supervisor Kimberly Grigsby, and hair and wig designer Campbell Young Associates—are casting director Serena Hill, voice and dialect coach Hazel Holder, associate director Titas Halder, assistant director Rasheka Christie-Carter, cultural coordinator Tavia Rivée Jefferson, and musical director Candida Caldicot.

To Kill a Mockingbird premiered in December 2018 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre. On February 26, 2020—a few weeks before the Broadway shutdown—the Broadway cast gave a history-making free performance at Madison Square Garden in front of 18,000 New York City school children. Mockingbird, which resumed its Broadway run in October 2021, played its final performance at the Shubert January 16, 2022. 

Set in Alabama in 1934, Harper Lee’s enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence centers on small-town lawyer Atticus Finch. The cast of characters includes Atticus’ daughter Scout, her brother Jem, their housekeeper and caretaker, Calpurnia, their visiting friend Dill, and a mysterious neighbor, the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley.

Barry Diller and Sonia Friedman produce.

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