Join us for a special day where we delve deeper into one of the great novels of the 20th Century, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Throughout the day Artistic Director Elizabeth Newman will discuss her creative process in staging the story and extracts from the novel will be performed by the To Kill a Mockingbird actors.
At the centre of the novel is the character Tom Robinson and the injustice he suffers, however we hear very little about his story. We have commissioned three writers, May Sumbwanyam, Janice Okoh and Lorna French, to write new scenes from Tom’s perspective. These scenes will be performed throughout the day followed by Q&A with the writers.
Finally there will be panel discussion on the topic of the right to the fair trial – included on the panel will be an ex-magistrate and a Human Rights barrister.
"There's one way in which all men are created equal. There's one human institution that makes the pauper equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein. That institution gentlemen , is a court of law. In our courts - all men are created equal." Atticus Finch
This promises to be a fascinating day where you will discover more about the process of staging a full-scale production as well understanding more about the issues that are raised in To Kill a Mockingbird.
Saturday 24 September 2016
10.30am – 5.30pm