At the Octagon, we are always striving to push the boundaries of theatre and to hear from perspectives that we don't often hear from. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom Robinson is at the centre of the story but we never truly see things from his point of view. That's why we commissioned three writers to write one full scene each, telling the story through Tom's eyes.
To create Maycomb here at the Octagon is not without its challenges, especially when the auditorium is in-the-round. We spoke to award-winning designer Amanda Stoodley, who has captured Scout Finch's world with a beautiful set and carefully crafted costumes.
Test your knowledge of Harper Lee's poignant story and Christopher Sergel's adaptation by answering these questions, set by our young company. Catch the production at the Octagon until 15 October 2016!
Since it opened on Thursday 4 June 2015, we’ve had as many positive audience comments about the Noises Off set and the theatre’s (real) backstage goings-on as we have had about the production itself. Due to popular demand, we cornered our Head of Production, Olly Seviour, who gave us a few bullet points about the complicated set and how his team constructed and conquered it…