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Cast announced for Open Air To Kill a Mockingbird

The production premiered last year and returns next month prior to a UK tour

Daniel Betts plays Atticus Finch
Daniel Betts plays Atticus Finch
© Dan Wooller

Casting has been announced for the return run of To Kill a Mockingbird at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.

Daniel Betts will play Atticus Finch alongside Zackary Momoh as Tom Robinson and Christopher Akrill as Boo Radley. Original cast member and composer Phil King will reprise his role.

Betts, whose recent stage credits include Sweet Bird of Youth (Old Vic) and The King's Speech (West End), replaces Robert Sean Leonard, who played Finch during the show's run at the Open Air Theatre last summer.

The cast also includes: Geoff Aymer (Reverend Sykes), Victoria Bewick (Mayella Ewell), David Carlyle (Nathan Radley/Mr Gilmer), Natalie Grady (Miss Maudie Atkinson), Jamie Kenna (Heck Tate), Susan Lawson Reynolds (Calpurnia) and Christopher Saul (Mrs Walter Cunningham/Judge Taylor).

Jemima Bennett, Ava Potter and Rosie Boore will share the role of Scout whilst Harry Bennett, Arthur Franks and Billy Price will share the role of Jem.

Directed by Open Air artistic director Timothy Sheader, To Kill a Mockingbird runs from 28 August to 13 September before heading out on its first UK tour.

The tour begins on 15 September 2014 at Canterbury Marlowe Theatre and then will tour to Norwich, Malvern, Woking, Leicester, Cardiff, High Wycombe, Cambridge and Birmingham.