Daniel Betts has been named to play lawyer Atticus Finch in Regent Park Open Air Theatre’s production of To Kill A Mockingbird.
Betts will appear alongside Zackary Momoh as Tom Robinson, Christopher Akrill as Boo Radley.
He is an accomplished stage actor whose previous theatre credits include Skylight (National Theatre), The Winter’s Tale (Royal Shakespeare Company), Dial M for Murder (UK Tour), Sweet Bird of Youth (Old Vic), and The King’s Speech (Wyndham’s Theatre).
Daniel’s previous television roles include Criminal Justice, Law and Order and A Touch of Frost.
Christopher Akrill began his career as a dancer and has worked with companies including Scottish Ballet, Northern Ballet and Hannover State Ballet.
Christopher has appeared on screen in Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina, The Muppets Most Wanted and ITV’s Mr Selfridge.
Zackary Momoh has recently appeared on stage at the National Theatre in From Morning to Midnight and Nicholas Hytner’s critically acclaimed production of Othello.
Full casting includes Geoff Aymer, Victoria Bewick, David Carlyle, Natalie Grady, Jamie Kenna, Susan Lawson Reynolds and Christopher Saul.
Directed by Timothy Sheader, To Kill a Mockingbird originally opened the theatre’s 2013 season to critical acclaim and sell out performances.
Due to popular demand, it will return to conclude the 2014 season, playing from August 28 to September 13 before heading out on its first UK tour.
The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, 16 September–20 September
Theatre Royal, Norwich, 22 September–27 September
Malvern Theatres, Malvern, 29 September–4 October
New Victoria Theatre, Woking, 6–11 October
Curve Theatre, Leicester, 13–18 October
New Theatre, Cardiff, 21–25 October
Wycombe Swan Theatre, 3–8 November
Arts Theatre, Cambridge, 17–22 November
New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, 25–29 November.
Theatre Royal, Bath, 12-17 January
Chichester Festival Theatre, 20-24 January
The Lyceum, Sheffield, 26-31 January
Theatre Royal, Glasgow, 3-7 February
King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, 9–14 February
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, 16–21 February
Theatre Royal, Nottingham, 23–28 February
Orchard Theatre, Dartford, 3–7 March
Milton Keynes Theatre, 10-14 March
The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, 17–21 March
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, 24 March–4 April
Theatre Royal, Plymouth, 14–18 April
Theatre Royal, Newcastle, 20–25 April
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 27 April–2 May
Richmond Theatre, 12–16 May
The Lowry, Salford, 19–23 May.