To Kill A Mockingbird (London)
Ends Nov 2022 2h 35m
To Kill A Mockingbird (London)
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To Kill A Mockingbird (London) London Reviews and Tickets

93%
(53 Reviews)
Positive
98%
Mixed
2%
Negative
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Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Must see, Entertaining

About the Show

Rafe Spall stars in Aaron Sorkin's stage adaptation of Harper Lee's classic novel.

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Member Reviews (53)

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42 Reviews | 1 Follower
95
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a story that has lost none of it’s poignancy, led by some brilliantly talented actors.

Don't see it if you find it challenging to understand the southern American dialect this plays out in or if the subject is too heavy for you to deal with.

27 Reviews | 1 Follower
94
Intelligent, Masterful, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like the book and deep, character lead storytelling that doesn't shy away from tough areas.

Don't see it if You are offended by the use of racist language and racist motives or expect a lot of action and adventure

21 Reviews | 0 Followers
78
Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You like the book. This show is a great adaptation with a brilliant ensemble cast.

Don't see it if You would find a story based on a legal proceeding boring - a lot of the show is set in court.

21 Reviews | 0 Followers
77
Different, Minimalist, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoyed the book. It's a minimalist set and follows the original storyline

Don't see it if You are particularly attached to Atticus's character - they have made him darker.

19 Reviews | 1 Follower
95
Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a well-staged and well-acted play that's entertaining and moves along swiftly.

Don't see it if you are a stickler for Lee's book or Peck's movie (Sorkin made significant changes to the text and characters). Read more

19 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Epic, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a class act waited three years for this and boy it was worth it booked to see again next month

Don't see it if You like upbeat musicals and tinsel

17 Reviews | 3 Followers
100
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a brilliantly acted performance of a classic novel.

Don't see it if You’re easily offended by racist language

17 Reviews | 2 Followers
98
Profound, Masterful, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy serious plays that are based on classic novels. Great acting, very relevant subject matter especially today. Very emotional.

Don't see it if If scenes of extreme racism effect you.

Critic Reviews (8)

Time Out London
March 31st, 2022

Breathing fresh life into one of the most famous characters of all time is no small achievement: this ambivalent Atticus is a huge achievement for both Sorkin and Spall.
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The Telegraph (UK)
March 31st, 2022

This utterly riveting and revelatory staging of one of the best-known, but also most dustily familiar, of 20th-century American literary classics...Sorkin’s account argues the case for the core complexity of To Kill a Mockingbird as never before.
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The London Evening Standard
April 1st, 2022

All rise for a magnificent Mockingbird. Sheer emotion and moral force make this Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel about race, community and family a powerfully uplifting theatrical event.
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What's On Stage (UK)
March 31st, 2022

The result, in Bartlett Sher's smooth, beautifully modulated production which arrives in London with Rafe Spall as Atticus, is an engaging and intelligently acted affair...
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The Guardian (UK)
March 31st, 2022

But this production, however quietly, offers a thorough indictment of the American justice system...One imagines the late Lee would approve.
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The Times (UK)
April 1st, 2022

Hats off to Aaron Sorkin. While the official title may be Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, this captivating drama is very much Sorkin’s take on a story that has become embedded in the consciousness of generations of readers.
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London Theatre
April 4th, 2022

...Harper Lee’s story of racial injustice in 1930s Alabama should resonate no less galvanically here, not least as refashioned by playwright Aaron Sorkin and director Bartlett Sher, and with a tremendous performance from Rafe Spall...
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The Stage (UK)
March 31st, 2022

Worth the drama? Worth the wait? The jury’s out...Sorkin’s approach is the kind you can swoon or sicken at. It assumes that we’re all a bit older than when we first encountered the book, a bit more able to hold on to complexity.
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