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Ended 17 Nov 2013 after 50 days

Rupert Holmes did an excellent job of translating it from the page to the stage!

John Grisham

Closed 17 Nov 2013

The greatest courtroom drama of a generation is now the theatrical event of the season!

A Time to Kill is based on John Grisham's classic bestselling novel about a violent attack on a young black girl in a small, racially-divided Mississippi town. When the girl's father decides to take the law into his own hands, an ambitious and idealistic white lawyer steps in to take on the case and the family fight for justice.

The play is adapted for the stage by Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and directed by Ethan McSweeny (The Best Man). This production of A Time to Kill is also the first-ever John Grisham novel to be adapted for the stage. It premiered in pre-Broadway engagement in Washington, DC, in 2011 at the Arena Stage.

Emmy winning actor Tom Skerritt is set to make his Broadway debut in the production as Lucien Wilbanks. He stars alongside Patrick Page, Tonya Pinkins, and Chike Johnson.

Additional Information


Previews from: 28 September 2013

Opening night: 20 October 2013

Closing night: 17 November 2013


May not be suitable for younger audiences as the play contains sensitive subject matter.

Run time

Two hours and 30 minutes with one interval

Show times


And before you stop reading

Please note: some of the images used are from the Washington DC production.

What You Say

2 reviews, average rating: (3.8 Stars)

Fletcher Brion: “John Grisham Comes To Broadway! Yeah”

Went to the first preview - because I love John Grisham. This was a great ... more

Anonymous: “A Dissapointment”

Saw A Time To Kill Ocotber 5th. I thought Fred Thompson, who I could not... more

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