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Cast announced for To Kill a Mocking Bird at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and UK Tour

Regent's Park Open Air TheatreCasting for Regent Park Open Air Theatre’s production of To Kill A Mockingbird is announced today. Daniel Betts will play Atticus Finch alongside Zackary Momoh as Tom Robinson, Christopher Akrill as Boo Radley. Original cast member and composer Phil King will reprise his role.

Daniel Betts is an established stage actor whose former theatre credits include Skylight (National Theatre), The Winter’s Tale (Royal Shakespeare Company), Dial M for Murder (UK Tour), Sweet Bird of Youth (Old Vic), The Great Game (Tricycle, NYC & US Tour) and The King’s Speech (Wyndham’s Theatre). Daniel’s television roles include Criminal Justice, Law and Order and A Touch of Frost.

Christopher Akrill started his career as a dancer and has worked with companies including Scottish Ballet, Northern Ballet and Hannover State Ballet. Christopher’s theatre credits include Dr Dee (Manchester International Festival) and Waiting for Godot (Munich). He has appeared on screen in Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina, The Muppets Most Wanted and ITV’s Mr Selfridge.

Zackary Momoh has recently appeared on stage at the National Theatre in From Morning to Midnight and Sir Nicholas Hytner’s critically acclaimed production of Othello. His other stage credits include Palm, Wine and Stout (UK Tour) and The Bay (Young Vic). Zackary has also appeared on television in Holby City and Doctors.

Reprising his role for 2014, Phil King composed and performed the critically acclaimed score for the 2013 production at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Phil has composed music for television, film and theatre and has released two albums to critical acclaim. Many of his tracks have been played on BBC Radio 2 by the likes of Bob Harris, Steve Lamacq and Alex Lester, as well as on regional BBC stations.

Full casting includes Geoff Aymer (Reverend Sykes), Victoria Bewick (Mayella Ewell), David Carlyle (Nathan Radley/Mr Gilmer), Natalie Grady (Miss Maudie Atkinson), Jamie Kenna (Heck Tate), Susan Lawson Reynolds (Calpurnia) and Christopher Saul (Mrs Walter Cunningham/Judge Taylor). Jemima Bennett, Ava Potter and Rosie Boore with share the role of Scout whilst Harry Bennett, Arthur Franks and Billy Price will share the role of Jem. The role of Dill Harris will be shared by Leo Heller, Connor Brundish and Milo Panni.

Directed by Timothy Sheader, To Kill a Mockingbird originally opened Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s 2013 season to critical acclaim and sell out performances. Due to popular demand, it will return to close the 2014 season at the Open Air Theatre before commencing on its first UK tour. The tour begins on 15 September 2014 at Canterbury Marlowe Theatre and then will tour to Norwich, Malvern, Woking, Leicester, Cardiff, High Wycombe, Cambridge and Birmingham. Proving its success across every art form, the 1960 novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, followed by the film adaptation in 1962 which won three Oscars out of the eight it was nominated for.

The UK tour of To Kill a Mockingbird is produced by Regent’s Park Theatre Ltd, Fiery Angel, Adam Spiegel and William Village.


To Kill a Mockingbird
Adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel
Based on the novel by Harper Lee

28 August – 13 September 2014
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Tuesday – Sunday 7.45pm
Weekend matinees (Sat & Sun) 2.15pm
Weekday matinees 2:15pm on Thu 4, Tues 9, Wed 10 and Thu 11 September 2014
Tickets £25 – £55
Premium Seats £60 (including glass of wine and programme)

Box Office: 0844 826 4242
Online Bookings: www.openairtheatre.com
Director Timothy Sheader
Designer Jon Bausor
Composer Phil King
Lighting Designer Oliver Fenwick
Original Movement Naomi Said
Sound Designer Ian Dickinson for Autograph
Casting Jenkins and McShane Casting

Regent’s Park Theatre Ltd, Fiery Angel, Adam Spiegel, William Village present
the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of To Kill a Mockingbird
Adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel
Based on the novel by Harper Lee

Canterbury The Marlowe Theatre
16 September – 20 September 2014
Box Office: 01227 787787

Norwich Theatre Royal
22 September – 27 September 2014
Box Office: 01603 630000

Malvern Malvern Theatres
29 September – 04 October 2014
Box Office: 01684 892277

Woking New Victoria Theatre
06 – 11 October 2014
Box Office: 0844 871 7645

Leicester Curve Theatre
13 – 18 October 2014
Box Office: 0116 2423595

Cardiff New Theatre
21 – 25 October 2014
Box office: 029 2087 8889

High Wycombe Swan Theatre
03 – 08 November 2014
Box Office: 01494 512 000
www.wycombeswan.co.uk ‎

Cambridge Arts Theatre
17 – 22 November 2014
Box Office: 01223 503333

Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre
25 – 29 November 2014
Box Office: 0844 871 3011

Bath Theatre Royal
12 – 17 January
Box Office: 01225 448 844

Chichester Festival Theatre
20 – 24 January
Box Office: 01243 781 312

Sheffield The Lyceum
26 – 31 January
Box Office: 0114 249 6000

Glasgow Theatre Royal Glasgow
3 – 7 February
Box Office: 0844 871 7627

Edinburgh King’s Theatre
9 – 14 February
Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre
16 – 21 February
Box Office: 01224 641 122

Nottingham Theatre Royal, Nottingham
23 – 28 February
Box Office: 0115 989 5555

Dartford Orchard Theatre
3 – 7 March
Box Office: 01322 220 000

Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Theatre
10 – 14 March
Box Office: 0844 871 7652

Southampton The Mayflower Theatre
17 – 21 March
Box Office: 023 8071 1811

Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse
24 March – 4 April
Box Office: 0113 213 7700

Plymouth Theatre Royal
14 – 18 April
Box Office: 01752 267 222

Newcastle Theatre Royal
20 – 25 April
Box Office: 0844 811 2121

Cheltenham Everyman Theatre
27 April – 2 May
Box Office: 01242 572 573

Richmond Richmond Theatre
12 – 16 May
Box Office: 0844 871 7651

Salford The Lowry
19 – 23 May
Box Office: 0843 208 6000


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1 thought on “Cast announced for To Kill a Mocking Bird at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and UK Tour”

  1. Clare Scotland

    I saw Harry Bennett play Dill last year he was fantastic. Really looking forward to seeing Harry and his sister Jemmima play Jem and Scout. Also looking forward to watching Arthur and once again hearing the talented music from Phil Kings.

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