To Kill A Mockingbird
Based on the book by Harper Lee
By Arrangement with ORiGiN THEATRICAL
AUGUST 5 - 20, 2022
Richmond School of Arts
Cnr March and West Market Sts, Richmond
ABOUT THE SHOW
This exciting play is based on the best-selling and much-loved author Harper Lee.
It is a gritty and heart-warming story of 1930’s Alabama, and follows Atticus Finch’s attempts to prove the innocence of Tom Robinson, a black man who has been wrongly accused of raping a white woman in 1930s Alabama, told through the eyes of his young daughter, Scout. The plot explores themes of racism and the innocence and the power of youth.
Inspired by Lee’s own childhood in Alabama, To Kill a Mockingbird features one of literature’s towering symbols of integrity and righteousness in the character of Atticus Finch, based on Lee’s own father. The character of Scout, based on Lee herself, has come to define youthful innocence—and its inevitable loss—for generation after generation of readers around the world.
JUNIOR ROLES: EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST SOUGHT
We have our own vision for the play, but will take cues from the equally classic film starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch.
Ahead of auditions next April, we are currently seeking expressions of interest for the three youngest roles in the show. We are leaning toward finding young actors of around 9- 13 years old to fill these roles, but are open to older actors (13-16) if they are able to present and act as younger children. The most important thing is NOT the age of the actors, rather their ability to perform the characters and convince the audience.
Jean Louise “Scout” Finch (Female, aged 9 to 16)
Lives with her father, Atticus, her brother, Jem, and their black cook, Calpurnia, in Maycomb. She is intelligent and, by the standards of her time and place, a tomboy. Scout has a combative streak and a basic faith in the goodness of the people in her community. She needs to convey her innocence and curiosity.
Jem Finch (Male, aged 10 to 16)
Son of Atticus and brother of Scout. Jem Finch is older than Scout by four years. Jem as a generous, sensitive adolescent who can be temperamental at times but has a genuine, sincere heart. Similar to Atticus, Jem is honorable, trustworthy, mature, and protective. He is also a responsible, humble child, and he tries his best to follow in Atticus's footsteps.
Dill (Male, aged 9 to 16)
Close friend and neighbour, of Jem and Scout. Charles Baker "Dill" Harris is a short, smart boy who visits Maycomb every summer from Meridian, Mississippi and stays with his Aunt Rachel (Aunt Stephanie in the film). Dill is the best friend of both Jem and Scout, and his goal throughout the play is to get Boo Radley to come out of his house.
If your child may be suitable for one of these roles, we'd love to hear from you. Please submit the expression of interest below and the Producer will be in touch with you:
CAST & CREW
| Scout Finch
| Jean Louise
| Jem Finch
| Atticus Finch
| Maude Atkinson
| Walter Cunningham
| Reverend Sykes
| Heck Tate
| Stephanie Crawford
| Nathan Radley
| Boo Radley
| Mrs Dubose
| Tom Robinson
| Helen Robinson
| Judge Taylor
| Mr Gilmer
| Bob Ewell
Ben Wilson-Hill | DIRECTOR
Matt Barry | PRODUCER
Peter Hazell | ASST. DIRECTOR
Peter Hazell | TECHNICALS
Matt Barry & Ben Wilson-Hill | SET DESIGN