To Kill A Mockingbird Returning to the Open Air Theatre in 2014
The Production Appeared at the Same Venue During the 2013 Season
An announcement has emerged regarding the 2014 season at the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park – an unusual occurrence considering the 2013 season continues until the middle of September – and it means that audiences will have another opportunity to witness one of this year’s most successful shows.
To Kill A Mockingbird will be revived when the annual venue’s 2014 season takes place, with a small run from the end of August to mid September, and though the cast is yet to be announced it is indicated that Timothy Sheader (the Artistic Director of the Open Air Theatre) will remain as director.
To Kill A Mockingbird is Christopher Sergel’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s 1960 classic, which is a story of racial prejudice in the American deep south. We meet Atticus Finch, a middle-aged lawyer who is tasked by the court to defend a Tom Robinson, a black man unfairly accused of rape. The trial could have wide-reaching consequences for the society in which it is set, no matter which way the verdict falls.
The highly influence novel ensured Harper Lee’s legacy and he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for the work in the 1960s, before a movie version starring Gregory Peck made it to the screens in 1962.
The Open Air Theatre’s 2013 season continues to attract a large number of audience members with the remaining productions The Sound Of Music and Dinosaur Zoo closing this month – the former on Saturday 14th September 2013 and the latter on Sunday 8th September 2013. The Sound Of Music was originally due to bow out a week earlier but its popularity gave it extra performances in which to attract London theatregoers, eager to witness the story of Maria and children she helps to raise in rural Austria.
The season also included Pride & Prejudice and The Winter’s Tale during the course of the summer.
To Kill A Mockingbird, having previously played in 2013, will return to the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park from Thursday 28th August 2014 to Saturday 13th September 2014.