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‘Jitney’, starring Sule Rimi, announces full cast

The August Wilson play comes to London.

Sophie Thomas

Sophie Thomas

May 4, 2022 12:01

Find out the full cast for Jitney at the Old Vic ahead of its summer engagement. Jitney begins previews at the Old Vic on 9 June, with an opening night on 15 June and performances to 9 July. Jitney tickets are on sale now.

The August Wilson play Jitney follows taxi-rank manager Jim Becker and a group of unlicensed drivers in the Pittsburgh Hill district. Jitney is a play in August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle, a collection of plays that document life in 20th-century America. Jitney follows life in 1970s Pittsburgh.

The Jitney London cast includes Geoff Aymer as Doub, Nnabiko Ejimofor as Shealy, Leanne Henlon as Rena, Solomon Israel as Youngblood, Wil Johnson as JIm Becker, Dayo Koleosho as Philmore, Leemore Marrett Jr as Booster, Tony Marshall as Fielding and Sule Rimi as Turnbo. Lindon Alexander, Lincoln Conway, Blair Gyabaah and Yolanda Ovide are Jitney understudies.

Tinuke Craig directs Jitney for the co-production between Headlong and Leeds Playhouse. Jitney includes set and costume design by Alex Lowde, lighting design by Elliot Griggs and sound design and composition by Max Perryment.

Jitney is at the Old Vic.

Jitney tickets are on sale now.

Photo: Jitney cast (Photo by Sharron Wallace)

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