Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
(10 mins) Exit onto Marylebone Road and turn left. Past Madame Tussauds turn left into York Gate and follow York Bridge to the end. Pass through the large gates into the park and walk straight until you reach the theatre on your left.
|Booking From:||Thursday, 16th May 2013|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 15th June 2013|
|Running Time:||2hrs 30mins|
Harper Lee’s classic novel makes its way back to the stage with an appearance at the 2013 season at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park. The story of racial equality in the American Deep South has echoed through the generations ever since it was first published in the 1960s and it is now one of the most famous novels of all time.
And so it is with great anticipation that audiences welcome it to the stage in the capital under the direction of Timothy Sheader in the same year that the Open Air Theatre also welcomes “Pride & Prejudice” and “The Winter’s Tale”.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” is Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that follows the character of Atticus Finch as he is tasked with defending an unfairly-accused black man in a rape trial that is steeped in prejudice. Set in the South of the American during turbulent economic times, it is widely regarded and will come to life on the stage in Regent’s Park.
And Timothy Sheader directs as the Artistic Director of the Open Air Theatre, a position he has held since 2007. During his tenure he has overseen a range of successful shows and he is more than capable of doing Harper Lee’s text justice in the eyes of its fans. Last year the venue saw the likes of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Ragtime the Musical” appear, whilst previous years have included “Crazy For You”, “Lord Of The Flies”, “The Crucible” and “The Comedy Of Errors”, among others.
Audiences can pick up theatre tickets for the run of “To Kill a Mockingbird”, which kicks off at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre on Thursday 16th May 2013.