Last updated on June 28, 2022
Richard Coyle will play Atticus Finch in the acclaimed To Kill A Mockingbird at the Gielgud Theatre. Atticus Finch).
Stage and screen actor Richard Coyle is returning to London’s West End for the iconic role of Atticus Finch in the critically acclaimed Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird – It’s a new Aaron Sorkin drama directed by Bartlett Shearer. Book your tickets to To Kill a Mockingbird
Coyle made her final West End stage appearance in the hit Oliver Award-nominated Ink. Niall Buggy (Olivier and Drama Desk Award winner) will also join the production as Judge Taylor. Coyle and Buggy will join the original London company, which begins at the Gielgud Theatre from August 15th to November 19th. Rafe Spall and Jim Norton, who currently play Atticus Finch and Judge Taylor respectively, will have their final show on August 13th.
Richard Coyle (Atticus Finch) and Niall Buggy (Judge Taylor) with Harry Attwell (Mr Cunningham/Boo Radley), Amanda Boxer (Mrs Henry Dubose), Poppy Lee Friar (Mayella Ewell), John Hastings (Bailiff), Simon Hepworth (Mr. Rothko/Dr. Reynolds), Laura Howard (Miss Stephanie/Dear’s mother), Lloyd Hutchinson (Link Diess), Gwyneth Keyworth (Scott Finch), Tom Mannion (Sheriff Heck Tate), David Morester (Dill Harris), Pamela Normwitt (Carponia), Jim Norton ( Judge Taylor), Patrick O’Kane (Bob Ewell), Jude Owusu (Tom Robinson), Harry Reading (Jem Finch), David Stuzak (Horace Gilmer) and Natasha Williams (Madame Dubose’s Maid) with Helen Belbin, Laurence Belcher, Paul Birchard, Ryan Ellsworth, Rebecca Hayes, Danny Hetherington, Matthew Jure, Anna Munden, Tiwai Muza, Oyin Orija and Itoya Osagiede The orchestra and backups, Candida Caldicot on the organ, and Ciyo Brown and Jack Benjamin on the guitar, complete the company.
Review: To Kill a Mockingbird, Gielgud Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭
Set in Maycomb, Alabama in 1934, To Kill a Mockingbird provides some of the most indelible characters in American literature: attorney Atticus Finch, tragically aggrieved Tom Robinson, Atticus’ daughter Scott, her brother Jem, their housekeeper and caretaker Carl Ponia, and reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley. Over the past six years, this story, its characters, and portraits of small-town America have helped and will continue to inspire conversation and change for every generation.
Harper Lee’s enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence has sold more than 45 million copies worldwide. 2020 marks the 60th anniversary of its publication.
The adaptation from Harper Lee has been one of the major hits of this year’s West End season, with a sold-out performance at the Gielgud Theatre since it opened in March.
Sher and original Broadway creative team – Miriam Buether (sets), Ann Roth (costumes), Jennifer Tipton (lights), Scott Lehrer (sounds), Adam Guettel (original music), Kimberly Grigsby (music supervisor) and Campbell Young Associates (hair) & Wigs) – Serena Hill as casting director, Hazel Holder as voice and dialect coach, Titas Halder as associate director, Candida Caldicot as music director, Tavia Rivée Jefferson as cultural coordinator, and Rasheka Christie-Carter as assistant director.
Book now at the Gilgud Theatre until November 19, 2022