The American classic – To Kill A Mockingbird is at The Milton Keynes Theatre from 10th – 14th March….and I think they could’ve sold twice that length of run at least! Presented by London’s award-winning Regent’s Park Theatre company with their highly acclaimed stage adaption of the Harper Lee book.
Set in the Deep South, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning story sees racial injustice envelop a small-town community.
Scout Finch (played on the night I saw it by Rosie Boore) lives with her brother Jem (Billy Price) and their widowed father Atticus, (perfectly cast in this role is NT & RSC’s Daniel Betts) in the sleepy Alabama town of Mayfield. Much to the consternation of the local racist, white community, Atticus, a prominent lawyer, agrees to defend a black man accused of raping a white woman.
The story of Scout’s journey from innocence to experience and understanding makes To Kill A Mockingbird one of the great coming-of-age tales. Regent’s Park Theatre’s production captures the warmth and poignancy of the book that has been voted ‘the greatest novel of all time.’
Zachary Momoh plays Tom Robinson, the man Atticus defends in court. Zachary has appeared at the National Theatre and the Young Vic and on television in Holby City, Doctors & Travel Express.
To Kill A Mockingbird is at Milton Keynes Theatre until 14th March and unsurprisingly there are very few tickets left.
Box Office: 0844 871 7652 or online: www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes
I went along to the first night at Milton Keynes, and afterwards couldn’t wait to tell people about it on Facebook: “To Kill a Mockingbird at the Milton Keynes Theatre this week is a stunning presentation based on the original novel by Harper Lee. It’s message is so strong you come away thinking it should be compulsory viewing across the world! The three children in the cast are utterly captivating and the adult members play several parts each with just the use of an accent change, the swap of a cardigan or jacket – and plenty of what I can only describe as whole-body acting! The only reason there was not a standing ovation on the first night was simply due to the fact that we were all completely spellbound!
“You don’t know a man until you’ve stepped into his shoes and walked around in them”
If there’s a spare ticket, grab it!