Tony winner Robert Sean Leonard will star as one of literature’s most beloved characters, Atticus Finch, in the Regent’s Park staging of To Kill a Mockingbird. Helmed by Regent’s Park’s Artistic Director Timothy Sheader, the Harper Lee classic will run May 16 through June 15.
Adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel, To Kill a Mockingbird explores themes of racism in 1930s Alabama after the alleged rape of a local white woman by a black man. The story follows the moral lawyer Atticus Finch and his children Scout and Jem.
The U.K. cast of To Kill a Mockingbird will also include Olivier winner Eleanor Worthington-Cox (Matilda) sharing the role of Scout, Daniel Tuite as Boo Radley, Rona Morison as Mayella Ewell, Simon Gregor as Bob Ewell, Richie Campbell as Tom Robinson, Hattie Ladbury as Ms. Maude Atkinson and Joe Speare as Reverend Sykes. Futher casting is to be announced.
Leonard won a Tony for The Invention of Love and earned additional nominations for Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Candida. His other Broadway credits include Born Yesterday, The Violet Hour, The Music Man, The Iceman Cometh, Arcadia, Philadelphia, Here I Come!, The Speed of Darkness, Breaking the Code and Brighton Beach Memoirs. Known for playing Dr. James Wilson on House M.D., Leonard’s additional film and TV credits include Dead Poets Society, Swing Kids, Tape, The Last Days of Disco and Standoff. After Mockingbird, Leonard will lead the company of Williamstown's staging of Pygmalion.
To Kill a Mockingbird will include set and costume design by Jon Bausor, lighting by Oliver Fenwick, sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph, movement by Naomi Said and original music by Phil King.