Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is one of the most enduring and best-loved stories of our time. Written as an urgent plea for tolerance and compassion at the height of the Civil Rights movement, it tells the story of Scout Finch as she grows up during the 1930s depression in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama. Her childhood innocence is shattered when her father, Atticus Finch, defends a young black man accused of rape.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is a universal tale of prejudice, deep inequalities and humanity. It is directed by Max Webster, who was based at the Royal Exchange on the Regional Theatre Young Director’s Scheme in 2011 where he directed MY YOUNG AND FOOLISH HEART.
‘The Exchange is magical because it combines three unique things. Firstly the people who work in the theatre are uniquely dedicated and imaginative. Then there is the audience. Manchester audiences are lively, intelligent, adventurous and very responsive. And finally there is the strange, beautiful and unique theatre itself.’ Max Webster, Director