Mary Badham joins ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ National Tour After Nearly 6 Decades of Playing Scout in Classic Film


The first national tour “To Kill a Mockingbird”It premieres March 27th in Buffalo, before moving on to other cities throughout the U.S.

Mary Badham was just 10 years old when Jean Louise was played by her “Scout” Finch, the iconic American character at the heart of the 1962 film adaptation of the classic novel of the same name, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”With its themes of moral courage, racial justice, and the novel, film, and play, it continues to inspire generations. 

Badham will now be 69 and perform the role of Scout’s neighbor, Mrs. Dubose, in the national tour. 

“Amazing!”Badham spoke out about returning to the “real world” “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Badham did not pursue acting after she had performed as a child. “To Kill a Mockingbird.”She was married and had two children. She’s now back, and she’s resuming their relationship with a great American tale. 

“Everybody probably has an elderly person on their street who is in pain and needs attention,”She said. 

Backstage at a rehearsal studio in New York, actor Richard Thomas, known for playing John-Boy on “The Waltons,”Atticus Finch is the ideal role for you. Gregory Peck was nominated for the Oscar for portraying the role of Atticus Finch in the film. 

“Casting Mary is a stroke of genius,”He spoke highly of Badham’s role in the show. “Allows her to pass the baton.”