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About Jitney

The Leeds Playhouse 2021 production of August Wilson’s Jitney parks up in London. The taxi driving play will run for a limited engagement at the Old Vic. Jitney tickets are available on London Theatre now.

Set in 1970s Pittsburgh, the Jitney play follows Jim Becker, a taxi-rank manager who oversees a group of unlicensed drivers that ferry people across the Pittsburgh Hill District. These drivers aren’t your ordinary taxi employees though. They’ll head to places which few people would dare visit.

But when they’re not driving, they’re whiling the hours away in their taxi rank, a home away from home. They heal old wounds, new tensions rise to the surface, but more importantly they’re always there for one another.

Jitney is part of August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle — a series of plays that examine the Black experience throughout the 20th century. Each play tackles a different decade: Jitney focuses on the 1970s. The Pittsburgh Cycle includes Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Piano Lesson and King Hedley II. Even though Jitney focuses on 1970s America, it was the first play to premiere in the cycle. August Wilson's theatre legacy was celebrated in 2005, with the August Wilson Theatre named in his honour.

Tickets to Jitney are available now. Book your Jitney tickets on London Theatre today.

Run time

2 hours 45 minutes (inc. Interval)

Start date

9th June, 2022

End date

9th July, 2022

Categories

Venue

Old Vic

Age

12+

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17 Reviews

jerrynemo

jerrynemo

18 Reviews | 2 Followers
90
Must see, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are into a great writing with each character well developed and a relatable story for every generation and every race

Don’t see it if you do not like August Wilson's play or African American story

meccentric

meccentric

454 Reviews | 83 Followers
84
Resonant, Riveting

See it if you love a good old fashioned drama and the playwright.

Don’t see it if can't sit still for 2.5.

gemmam

gemmam

4 Reviews | 0 Followers
90
Great writing, Absorbing, Great acting, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if You like Wilson's later plays. Jitney has lots of interesting things to say about class, race and gentrification. Characters to care about.

Don’t see it if You are expecting a feminist play

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Production note
Audio described performance: Fri 01 Jul, 7.30pm (Touch Tour, 5.30pm), Captioned performance: Mon 27 Jun, 7.30pm, BSL performance: Mon 20 Jun, 7:30pm

Jitney cast and creative team

By: August Wilson
Director: Tinuke Craig
Cast list: Lindon Alexander, Geoff Aymer, Lincoln Conway, Nnabiko Ejimofor, Blair Gyabaah, Leanne Henlon, Solomon Israel, Wil Johnson, Dayo Koleosho, Leemore Marrett Jr, Tony Marshall, Yolanda Ovide, Sule Rimi
Set: Alex Lowde
Costume: Alex Lowde
Lighting: Elliot Griggs
Sound: Max Perryment

Venue

103 The Cut, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8NB

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: Waterloo
Bus numbers: (Waterloo Road) 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 521, X68; (Mepham Street) 211, 243, 507
Night bus numbers: (Waterloo Road) 139, 176, 188, N1, N68, N171; (Mepham Street) 243
Car park: Waterloo Station (4mins)
Directions from tube: (7mins) Take Mepham Street (100 metres) down to Waterloo Road. Turn right on Waterloo Road, but keep left as the theatre is 100 metres further along on the opposite corner.

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