Up-and-coming director Max Webster brings Harper Lee’s classic tale of prejudice, humanity and justice to the stage on his return to the Royal Exchange. In the Pulitzer prize-winning novel To Kill A Mockingbird we see eight-year-old narrator Scout’s innocence shattered, as she tries to make sense of the prejudiced society around her, while her father, and everybody’s favourite fictitious lawyer, Atticus Finch (played by Nigel Cooke) fights for justice for a young black man accused of rape in 1930s Alabama. To bring this famous text to life, emerging talent in the form of eight students from local drama schools will join the 15-strong cast as they recreate life in the small town Maycomb, Alabama in Manchester. Based on Christopher Sergel’s acclaimed adaptation of one of the most enduring stories of our time, it’s likely to be popular – advance booking is recommended.

Wed 20 Feb – Sat 30 Mar, Royal Exchange Theatre, St. Ann’s Square, M2 7DH. Tel: 0161 833 9833, various times, £10 – £35, www.royalexchange.co.uk

Wed 20 Feb - Sat 30 Mar
Cassie Wilson
Published on:
Mon 18 Feb 2013