Harper Lee‘s masterpiece To Kill A Mockingbird is being dropped at life on the Stirling Theatre stage.
Tailored by Christopher Sergel and directed by Jane Sherwood, the Pulitzer Prize-winner is ready throughout the Nice Melancholy in a sleepy Alabama city the place Scout and her brother Jem dwell with their widowed father Atticus Finch.
When a younger black man is accused of a horrible crime, Atticus defends the person in a trial that sends violent waves by means of the neighborhood.
“To Kill a Mockingbird is a story of racism, hatred and crime,” Sherwood mentioned.
“However in the end it is the story of lack of innocence, when the injustices of an grownup world come crashing into childhood.
“The youngsters comply with the case intently and discover a lot to admire of their father however are very disenchanted within the perspective of the city.”
The primary problem, in keeping with Sherwood, is portraying the problems within the story.
“The language is so unsuitable to us right this moment however we wish to keep true to the interval,” she mentioned.
“From a technical point-of-view, we now have a big solid to suit onto a small crowded stage.
“And there are a lot of little challenges with set-building and conveying the interval with authenticity.”
Concerned with the Perth theatre scene since 2005, Sherwood was a founding member of Phoenix Theatre and has been concerned with the Outdated Mill, Stirling, BLACK SWAN, Rag and Bone, Kwinana and Harbour Theatres, A lad in sane productions, ARENAarts and Fringe World.
She has gained quite a few accolades on the annual Finley Awards, Dramafest, South West Drama Competition and Hills Competition of Theatre together with finest director and finest manufacturing.
In 2018, Sherwood took a break from theatre to work on movies however made a return in 2019, appearing in Woman Willpower, and showing in Kate’s Story for Life on Maintain Productions.
Final 12 months, she carried out in The Actress and directed the award-winning Love Letters, additionally taking part in Mavis within the upcoming collection Slippery Enterprise.
“I felt the time was proper to inform the To Kill a Mockingbird story once more,” Sherwood mentioned.
“Sadly, there are nonetheless many parallels to points in right this moment’s society.
“I do not assume there will probably be any large surprises as a result of there isn’t any level making an attempt to place a twist on one thing individuals know so properly.
“However I’m in search of fact in efficiency and hope the viewers hook up with all of the characters they see earlier than them, somewhat than imagining what they’ve seen earlier than.”
To Kill A Mockingbird performs at 8pm April 23, 24, 29, 30, Could 1, 6, 7 and eight with 2pm matinees April 25 and Could 2. Tickets are $22, $20 concession – ebook at www.trybooking.com/BNULQ.
Stirling Theatre is on Morris Place, Innaloo.