Writer's stock: Marion McKeone meets the storied Aaron Sorkin

Writer's stock: Marion McKeone meets the storied Aaron Sorkin

The man behind The West Wing has given Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird a radical makeover for the stage – but he’s quaking in his boots about the reaction that awaits

Aaron Sorkin buries his face in his hands, gasps, and rubs his eyes before continuing. “I’m dead,” he announces with a deep, shuddering sigh. “I’m so dead!”

He shakes his head in disbelief at his own folly. And not, you suspect, for the first time in his storied 30-year career. By signing on to adapt To Kill A Mockingbird into a Broadway play, Sorkin fears he may have signed his professional death warrant.

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