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To Kill a Mockingbird – The Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Harper Lee Adaptor: Christopher Sergel Director: Timothy Sheader Reviewer: Joan Phillips Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is as close to a perfect novel as you are going to get. In fact, in 2006 it was named by British librarians as the one book ahead of the Bible they recommend adults to read before they die. So it is ...

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To Kill a Mockingbird – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Adapted for the stage by: Christopher Sergel Based on the novel by: Harper Lee Music: Phil King Director: Timothy Sheader Reviewer: Janet Jepson “It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” young Scout has been told; all because of their innocence and charm. This enchanting but yet disturbing tale set in America’s Deep South, systematically destroys that innocence in an extraordinary ...

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To Kill A Mockingbird – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: Christopher Sergel, based on the novel by Harper Lee Director: Timothy Sheader Reviewer: George Attwell Gerhards Harper Lee’s only novel to date – published in 1960 – has cemented its place in the American literary canon with its beautifully tragic capturing of the Deep South in the 1930s and its unflinching portrait of racism that corrupts small town society. ...

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To Kill a Mockingbird – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: Harper Lee Adaptation: Christopher Sergel Director: Timothy Sheader Music: Phil King Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys On the day it was announced that 55 years on from the U.S. Publication of To Kill A Mockingbird and 60 years since Harper Lee set aside her first manuscript to write her enduring 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning classic of American literature, not only does the ...

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How To Kill a Mockingbird – Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester

Writer: Harper Lee Adaptor: Christopher Sergel Director: Timothy Sheader Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage Harper Lee’s icon novel How To Kill a Mockingbird is one that should easily translate to the stage with strong, interesting characters and detailed settings. However, Christopher Sergal’s adaptation directed by Timothy Sheader does not provide the smooth transition one might expect. The audience is presented with a ...

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To Kill A Mockingbird – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Christopher Sergel, from the novel by Harper Lee Director: Timothy Sheader Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is without doubt one of the great novels of the 20th Century; published in the early 1960s, it has, according to Nick Smurthwaite, become the most widely studied book, appearing on more English literature curricula than any other. It ...

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To Kill a Mockingbird – The Curve, Leicester

Writer: Harper Lee Adaptor: Christopher Sergel Director: Timothy Sheader Reviewer: James Garrington There is an old theatrical saying that you should never work with children or animals. It is perhaps just as well that everyone involved in this deep and soulful adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel chose to ignore that advice, for the children are one of the many ...

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To Kill a Mockingbird– Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: Harper Lee – adapted by Christopher Sergel Director: Timothy Sheader Reviewer: Lu Greer   Harper Lee’s 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird, which tells the story of 1930s Alabama in the midst of depression and segregation, is one which is known at least superficially by most people thanks to Gregory Peck’s famous portrayal of Atticus Finch in the 1962 ...

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