A UK stage tour of To Kill A Mockingbird which was due in Aberdeen this summer has been cancelled in a legal rights wrangle.
The adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel was due to be at His Majesty’s Theatre from June 3 to June 8, staged by Jonathan Church Productions, Curve and Regent’s Park Theatre.
However, a Broadway production of the play is claiming it has worldwide exclusive rights and has demanded the UK tour be cancelled with immediate effect or face legal proceedings.
A statement on Aberdeen Performing Arts website said: “We are very sorry to announce that, due to a legal dispute, the UK and Ireland tour of To Kill a Mockingbird, has been forced to cancel. The decision to cancel To Kill a Mockingbird has not been taken lightly and the producers are truly sorry for the inconvenience this cancellation will cause.”
The producers also said they were “deeply saddened to have been forced into the position of disappointing audiences”.
They said: “We would like to thank all those who have already purchased tickets and those currently working to recreate the show which had been in rehearsals until today.”
In its announcement, APA said those who bought tickets for the show using a payment card or PayPal would be automatically refunded.
Anyone who use another payment method should contact the Box Office on 01224 641122 to arrange a refund.