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MULTI-AWARD WINNING ACTOR AND STAR OF THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON STRANGER THINGS MATTHEW MODINE TO PLAY ATTICUS FINCH IN TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD ADAPTATION IN LONDON’S WEST END – Gia On The Transfer


TO PLAY ATTICUS FINCH

LONDON, ENGLAND – Barry Diller and Sonia Friedman introduced right this moment that Matthew Modine and Cecilia Noble will lead the brand new firm of the critically acclaimed manufacturing of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird – a brand new play by Aaron Sorkin, directed by Bartlett Sher, at the moment working on the Gielgud Theatre, West Finish. 

Matthew Modine’s iconic portrayals in movies comparable to Alan Parker’s Birdy, Louden Swain in Imaginative and prescient Quest, Stanley Kubrick’s Full Steel Jacket, and Dr. Martin “Papa” Brenner within the international phenomenon Stranger Issues have cemented Matthew’s legacy within the leisure business. 

Cecilia Noble is a extremely acclaimed stage and display screen actress, nominated for 2 Olivier Awards and two Night Requirements Awards.  Her in depth stage credit embrace Religion, Hope and Charity9 Night timeDownstate, and The Amen Nook on the Nationwide Theatre, and her tv credit embrace Killing EveInstructorName the Midwife, and Black Mirror.

Anna Munden will play the pivotal position of Scout Finch, joined by Sam Mitchell as Jem Finch, and Ellis Howard as Dill Harris. Taking the position of Bob Ewell is Welsh stage and display screen actor Jason Hughes

Matthew Modine and Cecilia Noble are joined by Cheryl BurnistonColin R Campbell (Mr Roscoe/Dr Reynolds), Jack CrumlinAlan DrakeMax FergusonPhillipa FlynnEllis Howard (Dill Harris), Jason Hughes (Bob Ewell), Niamh JamesJulie LegrandNigel ListerSam Mitchell (Jem Finch), and George Telfer. The brand new firm will start performances on 21 November, 2022. Remaining within the firm are Harry Attwell (Mr. Cunningham/Boo Radley), Helen Belbin (Miss Stephanie/Dill’s Mom), Niall Buggy (Choose Taylor), John Hastings (Bailiff), Rebecca Hayes (Mayella Ewell), Simon Hepworth (Hyperlink Deas), Tom Mannion (Sheriff Heck Tate), Anna Munden (Scout Finch), Tiwai MuzaItoya OsagiedeJude Owusu (Tom Robinson), Oyin OyijaDavid Sturzaker (Horace Gilmer), and Natasha Williams (Mrs Dubose’s Maid). Candida Caldicot (on organ), Ciyo Brown, and Jack Benjamin (on guitar) additionally proceed with the manufacturing.

The present firm, with Richard Coyle as Atticus Finch, will play their ultimate efficiency on 19 November. The manufacturing is at the moment reserving till 4 February, 2023. 

★★★★★

“ALL RISE FOR A MAGNIFICENT ‘MOCKINGBIRD’. 

UNBEARABLY MOVING. SHEER EMOTION AND MORAL FORCE MAKE THIS 

A POWERFULLY UPLIFTING EVENT’ EVENING STANDARD

★★★★★

“THIS UTTERLY RIVETING AND REVELATORY STAGING 

BLAZINGLY CAPTURES THE ZEITGEIST.” DAILY TELEGRAPH

The Harper Lee adaptation has been one of many main hits of this 12 months’s West Finish season, enjoying to packed homes on the Gielgud Theatre since its opening in March.

Set in Maycomb, Alabama in 1934, To Kill a Mockingbird has offered American literature with a few of its most indelible characters: lawyer Atticus Finch, the tragically wronged Tom Robinson, Atticus’ daughter Scout, her brother Jem, their housekeeper and caretaker Calpurnia and the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley. For the previous six many years and for each era, this story, its characters, and its portrait of small-town America have helped to, and proceed to, encourage dialog and alter.

Harper Lee’s enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence has offered greater than 45 million copies of the novel worldwide. 2020 marked the 60th anniversary of its publication. 

Matthew Modine performs Atticus Finch. On stage, Modine’s credit embrace Arthur Miller’s Ending the Image (Chicago’s Goodman Theatre) and Resurrection Blues (The Previous Vic), and in 2010, he starred within the fiftieth Anniversary Broadway rival of The Miracle Employee (Circle within the Sq. Theatre). For tv, Modine is at the moment enjoying Dr Martin “Papa” Brenner within the international phenomenon Stranger Issues – Display Actors Guild Greatest Ensemble Efficiency Award. Different tv work consists of the Emmy-winning Showtime collection Weeds. An acclaimed movie actor, Modine has labored with lots of the business’s most revered administrators, together with Oliver Stone, Sir Alan Parker, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, Alan J. Pakula, John Schlesinger, Tony Richardson, Robert Falls, Sir Peter Corridor, Abel Ferrara, Spike Lee, Jonathan Demme, John Sayles, and Christopher Nolan, nevertheless it was Robert Altman who propelled Modine to worldwide acclaim together with his movie adaptation of David Rabe’s play Streamers – for which the forged obtained an unprecedented Greatest Actor Award from the Venice Worldwide Movie Pageant. His signature roles embrace Non-public Joker in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Steel Jacket, Alan Parker’s Birdy – which received the Cannes Movie Pageant Grand Prix, Louden Swain in Imaginative and prescient Quest, Deal with in Alan Pakula’s movie adaptation of the massively profitable Lyle Kessler play Orphans, F.B.I. agent Mike Downey in Jonathan Demme’s screwball comedy Married to the Mob and Robert Altman’s Shortcuts – Golden Globe for Greatest Ensemble. Different current credit embrace Oppenheimer, Exhausting Miles, Retribution reverse Liam Neeson, Foster Boy with Louis Gossett Jr, Miss Virginia reverse Uzo Aduba, Incorrect Flip, and Operation: Varsity Blues: The Faculty Admission Scandal. Modine has directed a number of distinguished brief movies After I Was a Boy (1993), Smoking (1994), Ecce Pirate (1997), I Suppose I Thought (2008), To Kill an American (2008), Jesus Was a Commie (2011) and shortly to be launched, I Am What You Think about Is Love. In 2010, Modine co-founded Cinco Dedos Peliculas (CDP) with former Apple Advertising and marketing government Adam Rackoff. CDP develops narrative movies, documentaries, animation tasks, cellular apps, and initiatives with a concentrate on environmental activism. 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

Set in Maycomb, Alabama in 1934, To Kill a Mockingbird has offered American literature with a few of its most indelible characters: lawyer Atticus Finch, the tragically wrongly-accused Tom Robinson, Atticus’ daughter Scout, her brother Jem, their housekeeper and caretaker Calpurnia and the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley. For the previous six many years and for each era, this story, its characters, and its portrait of small-town America have helped to, and proceed to, encourage dialog and alter.

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Please be suggested that this manufacturing accommodates racially specific language, themes and content material, and references to sexual abuse and violence.  There might be transient gunfire audio within the efficiency.

Beneficial for ages 12+

The producers can’t assure the looks of any explicit artist, which is all the time topic to sickness, damage, and statutory depart entitlement.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD BY HARPER LEE

Printed in 1960, Harper Lee’s debut novel To Kill a Mockingbird was a right away and astonishing success – it received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was revealed in ten languages inside a 12 months of its launch. The ebook, thought of one of many nice classics of recent American literature, went on to turn out to be a international phenomenon, with greater than 50 million copies in print thus far. To Kill a Mockingbird has moved worldwide readers for half a century, with editions revealed in over 40 languages together with Persian, Dutch, Norwegian, Russian, Vietnamese, Armenian, Chinese language, and Esperanto. 

In 2012 the Library of Congress introduced an exhibition titled Books That Formed America, inviting those that attended to quote the ebook that almost all modified their lives – To Kill a Mockingbird got here second solely to the Bible. 

In 2007, Lee was acknowledged with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which cited her “excellent contribution to America’s literary custom”. In 2010, President Barack Obama awarded Lee the Nationwide Medal of Arts, an award given for “excellent contributions to the excellence, progress, help, and availability of the humanities” – the nation’s highest honor for inventive achievement.  

LISTINGS                                                                                                              

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR

Field Workplace: 0844 482 5130        www.tokillamockingbird.co.uk

Now enjoying till 4 February 2023 

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