Win 2 tickets to the universally acclaimed new version of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Please note: this prize draw is now closed.

Sweet Home Alabama. It’s not just a song — it’s the heart and soul of the South. This month our friends at Alabama Tourism are offering our prize winner two tickets* to see Aaron Sorkin’s superb new production of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ at the Gielgud Theatre, London, starring Rafe Spall as Atticus Finch.

Adapted from Harper Lee’s 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning novel, the story packs a punch today.

 “Utterly riveting and revelatory. Blazingly captures the zeitgeist” says The Daily Telegraph.

Set in fictional Maycomb, based on Monroeville, Alabama, where Harper Lee grew up and loosely based on characters she knew, the story follows widower Atticus Finch, a small-town lawyer, as he handles the defence for a black man accused of assaulting a young white woman.

Narrated by Atticus’ young daughter, Scout, the tale is one which examines race, class, prejudice and gender. It is ageless and relevant.

The southern state of Alabama welcomes visitors to Monroeville which is just one of its many important towns and cities in the USA’s history of culture and music. Enter our prize draw to win tickets to the play, which gives insights into Alabama and its fascinating past.

Monroeville, Alabama

Soul music and soul food, a Mardi Gras that predates New Orleans, the rolling foothills of the Appalachians and swathes of white sand on Gulf Coast beaches, literary legends along with a Civil Rights past… Alabama is the sweet surprise of the South. This state of creators and innovators, movers and shakers, tells its story through its people — the place where Dr. Martin Luther King led the protest to end segregation in America and Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man and F. Scott Fitzgerald penned parts of Tender is The Night. It is in Alabama that Nat King Cole, Father of the Blues W.C. Handy, and country music star Hank Williams were born, and where everyone from Aretha Franklin and Cher to the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan recorded.

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Tickets to maximum value of £77.50 each. Show closes November 19th 2022.

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13 Responses

  1. Head to Birmingham (Alabama ) . Explore the historic buildings and legacy of the Civil Rights movement. Educational & vacational.

  2. To kill a Mockingbird was my favourite book at school and the story is still vivid in my mind today
    I would love to go and see the show

  3. I’d want to spend a good couple of weeks in Alabama, so that I’d get the opportunity to visit all points of interest in the State.
    Of course a must see would be the beach at Alabama, its always interesting to see the point where land meets the eternity of the ocean and world beyond.
    Talking of eternity, the Space & Rocket Center, looking to infinity and beyond, would be another must see.
    Going on the Mountain Trail would bring you a little closer to space, and the WC Handy Music Festival would be a perfect celebratory end to a holiday in Alabama.

  4. Love this book but do you know how many birds are mentioned in it?
    The Mockingbird of course and Finch!
    But seriously a favourite book and film so to see the stage production would be wonderful.

  5. Such a wonderful book and both my husband and I loved it. We also love theatre and having seen the film a number of times it would be so interesting to see a new take on the story. So poignant in todays world too.

  6. A classic book, despite the difficult subject matter. My son has just studied for GCSE. It would be fabulous to take him to see this production.

  7. I would love to visit the WC Handy music festival in Florence. I have seen the original Film “To kill a mocking bird” but not the play. Would love to see it and Alabama. Looks an interesting and important place to visit.

  8. As a child this was my favourite book. As an English teacher I was privileged to be able to teach this prescribed text to my students. I take every opportunity to watch the films based on the book and would love to see the play.

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