Last week I had the opportunity to watch a stage adaptation by Christopher Sergel of one of my favourite books: To kill a mockingbird. I have read the book and watched the movie and well, have loved both. So when I found out the New Theatre was staging the play, I was very keen to watch it!
I went for the preview on the second day. I am not exaggerating when I say I was blown away. I laughed. I cried. I felt nervous. I felt despondent. I felt hopeful. All of which I felt while reading the book. In spite of knowing the story and the outcome, I found that I was still hanging on to every word. Every movement. Every emotion. The actors were all brilliant. Special mentions must go to Teagan Croft who played little Scout and was amazing throughout the play with her southern accent, Hudson Musty who played the conflicted Jem, and Katy Avery who played Mayella Ewell and was brilliant when she had to take the stand to claim she was raped.
I am planning on going to watch it again with a friend who couldn’t make it when I went the last time. Yes, I liked it that much! To Kill a Mockingbird is running at the New Theatre now until the 19th of April. Check out the website for session times. And do go and support our local talent! They are brilliant!
Until next time,