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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
20 February 13 - 30 March 13
Adapted by Christopher Sergel from the novel by Harper Lee

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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




Have Your Say

What audiences and critics say...
What audiences and critics say...
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What the critics say:

 ‘FLEET FOOTED and BIG HEARTED…such FRESHNESS and VITALITY that it ENGROSSES all over again.  An old favourite made THRILLINGLY NEW.’ The Times

  The Public Reviews

‘Webster lets the play speak for itself and it speaks BEAUTIFULLY’ Oldham Evening Chronicle

‘BRINGS THE NOVEL ALIVE with PACE and INVENTIVENESS’ Manchester Evening News

 ‘EXACTLY HOW A CLASSIC PIECE OF LITERATURE SHOULD BE ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE. Cooke - A PERFECTLY TIMED performance…Tarbet - SIMPLY A JOY…achingly sincere. – TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD IS A HARD ACT TO FOLLOW’ Whatsonstage.com

ONE OF THE FINEST PIECES OF THEATRE YOU ARE LIKELY TO SEE FOR MANY A YEAR’ The Daily Post


What audiences say: (would actually fill this ten times over, so we've created a handy Word Cloud summing up everyone's thoughts...




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Interview with Director Max Webster
Interview with Director Max Webster
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Director Max Webster describes how he and designer James Cotterill worked together to decide how the world of the play could be brought to life on stage. 
CLICK HERE to read the interview, created by Assistant Director Ed Lewis.


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Notes from the Rehearsal Room
Notes from the Rehearsal Room
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Assistant Director Ed Lewis gives us an insight into the rehearsal process for the Royal Exchange production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.
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Cast
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Scarlett BrookesNigel CookeAnn  FirbankNicholas GoodeKieron JecchinisJonathan  KeebleJim KitsonPeter LandiJames McConvilleOkezie MorroJoy RichardsonRupert SimonianNicola SloaneShannon TarbetSimeon Truby
Director Max Webster
Designer James Cotterill
Lighting Charles Balfour
Sound Carolyn Downing
Musical Director & Arranger Nicholas Goode
Fights Kevin McCurdy
Dialects Mark Langley
Puppetry Mark Whitaker
Assistant Director Eduard Lewis
SUPERNUMERARY ENSEMBLE
Charlotte Broadbent, Julie Burrow, Dale Mathurin, Cikokazi Ndaliso, Eugene Osei, Max Sterne, Aisha Taylor, Dan Welch.


TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD PROGRAMMES priced £3.50, available from Box Office and Information Point.
With thanks to Brenda Bagshaw, Alison Duddle, Andrew Fillis and ALRA.


EVENT INFORMATION

VENUE
The Theatre

BOOK TICKETS
SOLD OUT
Returns only - to check call Box Office on 0161 833 9833
Or daily Banquette seats - max 2 per person

TICKET PRICES
£10 - £35 (click here for more details)
 
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
Monday - Friday, 7.30pm. Saturday, 8.00pm
Matinees Wednesday, 2.30pm and Saturday, 3.30pm

RUNNING TIME
2 hours and 15 minutes (which includes 1 interval)
 
BACK STAGE TOUR
Wednesday 6 March, 11.00am
This tour is BSL Interpreted
 
AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION
Thursday 21 March
 
AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE
Saturday 23 March, 3.30pm
 
BSL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE
Tuesday 26 March
 
CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE
Thursday 14 March, 7.30pm

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IN THE LOUNGE WITH... Director, Max Webster
Thursday 21 March, 6.00pm
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INTRODUCING... TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Tuesday 5 March, 10.00am - 12 noon
Pre-show talk and demonstration from schools, community groups and individuals. More Information