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Behind the Scenes of To Kill A Mockingbird

May 11, 2011


“A fascinating evening exploring Harper Lee’s classic novel. Enjoy talks from leading academics, learn how the novel has been adapted for the stage and meet members of the ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ cast. Perfect for drama fans, theatre goers and students of all ages.”

Mon 16th May 7m – 9pm FREE Event

Come join the cast of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and various academics at Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre on Monday 16th May, to see how the book has been adapted for the stage! And what more, its FREE!

This is the perfect event for those whole are a fan of the novel or drama and are looking to discuss further the issues raised by this book alongside realising how the novel has been adapted to be on the stage.

The evening will run as follows:
 
7pm – Adapting for the Stage
Neale Birch, Staff Director on Tour
 
7.15pm
‘Civil Rights and Wrongs: To Kill a Mockingbird and the American South’
Dr Helen Laville, Lecturer in American History, University of Birmingham
 
‘The Voice of Southern Women in Hollywood; History, Memory and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’
Dr J.E Smyth, Departments of History and Comparative American Studies, University of Warwick’.
 
8pm
Refreshments
 
8.15pm
Page to Stage
See the cast and staff director at work, exploring key scenes from the play
 
8.45pm
Q & A Session
A Panel of academics, actors and theatre professionals answer your questions.

The event is FREE but tickets must be booked for those attending via the  Grand Theatre Box Office on 01902 42 92 12.

There is also a post show Q&A session after the performance on Thursday 19th May at approximately 10pm. For more info click here.
‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ takes place at the Grand from Tues 17 – Sat 21 May. For more info or to book tickets click here.

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