Exciting news for theatre lovers – two new don’t miss-productions have just been scheduled for next year. Producers Scott Rudin, Barry Diller and Sonia Friedman Productions announced today that To Kill a Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin’s new play based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, directed by Bartlett Sher, will open at London’s Gielgud Theatre in May next year. Harper Lee’s book has sold 45 million copies worldwide and 2020 will mark the 60th anniversary of its publication. The American production of this play has been playing on Broadway for the past year and has been sold out at every single performance, making it one of the most successful ever plays in Broadway history. ( The British version will have a new cast which will be announced soon.) Tickets for the general public go on sale later in the year but you can access priority tickets today if you click here, with prices starting from £23.
And later next year, actress Jessica Chastain is to make her West End debut directed by Jamie Lloyd’s in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Known for her roles in films such as The Help and Molly’s Game, Chastain has appeared numerous times on stage in New York but this will be the first time she is coming to the London stage. Running from 10th June to 5th September 2020 at The Playhouse Theatre, tickets will be going on sale in January 2020.