Play of the week: To Kill a Mockingbird, Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, London NW1
Friday 31 May 2013
Robert Sean Leonard gives a quiet, shadowy but highly effective performance as Atticus Finch, the Alabama lawyer who makes a stand against the rape and racism that disfigure a small town in Harper Lee's classic novel, adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel.
At the same time as defending a dignified Tom Robinson (Richie Campbell), the work-obsessed widower is also negotiating a new relationship with his own children, played with wide-eyed ingenuity (at the performance I saw) by Izzy Lee as Scout and Adam Scotland as Jem.
0844 826 4242; openairtheatre.com to 15 June
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