Crit­i­cally ac­claimed play that won best re­vival ac­co­lade

Surrey Herald/News - - LEISURE -

THE crit­i­cally ac­claimed pro­duc­tion of To Kill a Mock­ing­bird comes to the New Vic­to­ria The­atre, Wok­ing, fol­low­ing its suc­cess­ful run at London’s Re­gent’s Park Open Air The­atre. Di­rected by Ti­mothy Sheader, To Kill a Mock­ing­bird proves its suc­cess across ev­ery art form, with the 1960 novel awarded the Pulitzer Prize, fol­lowed by the film adap­ta­tion in 1962, which won three Os­cars. Win­ner of the What­son­stage Award 2014 for Best Play Re­vival, Harper Lee’s clas­sic has been adapted for stage by Christo­pher Sergel. Set in the Deep South, Lee’s story sees racial in­jus­tice en­velop a small-town com­mu­nity. Through courage and com­pas­sion, lawyer At­ti­cus Finch seeks the truth and his feisty daugh­ter, Scout – a young girl on the cusp of adult­hood – brings a new hope to a neigh­bour­hood in tur­moil. Daniel Betts stars as At­ti­cus Finch. An ac­com­plished ac­tor, his pre­vi­ous stage cred­its in­clude Sky­light (Na­tional The­atre), The Win­ter’s Tale (Royal Shake­speare Company) and The King’s Speech (Wyn­d­ham’s The­atre). Christo­pher Akrill stars as Boo Radley. He be­gan his ca­reer as a dancer and has worked with com­pa­nies in­clud­ing North­ern Bal­let and Han­nover State Bal­let. The­atre cred­its in­clude Dr Dee (Manch­ester In­ter­na­tional Fes­ti­val) and Wait­ing for Godot (Mu­nich). Zackary Mo­moh plays Tom Robin­son. Re­cently ap­pear­ing on stage at the Na­tional The­atre in From Morn­ing to Mid­night and Sir Ni­cholas Hyt­ner’s crit­i­cally ac­claimed pro­duc­tion of Othello, his other stage cred­its in­clude The Bay (Young Vic). Repris­ing his role for 2014, Phil King com­posed and per­formed the crit­i­cally ac­claimed score for the 2013 pro­duc­tion at Re­gent’s Park Open Air The­atre. Jemima Ben­nett, Ava Pot­ter and Rosie Boore will share the role of Scout while Harry Ben­nett, Arthur Franks and Billy Price will share the role of Jem. The role of Dill Har­ris will be shared by Leo Heller, Con­nor Brundish and Milo Panni. This ut­terly en­chant­ing and en­thralling pro­duc­tion cap­tures the warmth and poignancy of this best-loved clas­sic with gen­uine heart and emo­tional depth. Per­for­mances run from Tues­day Oc­to­ber 7 to Satur­day 11 at 7.30pm, with mati­nees on Wed­nes­day, Thurs­day and Satur­day at 2.30pm.

Tick­ets from £11.90 to £34.90 plus a £2.85 trans­ac­tion fee. Call the box of­fice on 0844 871 7645 (fees ap­ply), Groups book­ing line 0844 871 7601 or visit www. at­gtick­ets. com/ wok­ing (fees ap­ply).

Jo­han Persson

based on the clas­sic novel by Harper Lee, is com­ing to

New Vic­to­ria The­atre, Wok­ing.

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