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22nd Jan 2020 - 4th Apr 2020

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JITNEY

By August Wilson

Headlong, Leeds Playhouse and Old Vic co-production.

★★★★★

“Rich, poignant drama impeccably staged”

The Telegraph on Tinuke Craig’s production of Jitney


‘It don't always turn out like you think it is. You don't always have the kind of life that you dream about. You know what I mean?’

Jim Becker and his unlicensed drivers take the people of Pittsburgh Hill District where regular taxi cabs won’t – healing old wounds and tearing new ones as they pass the time in a condemned taxi rank between pick-ups.

 

Directed by Tinuke Craig (The Color Purple), August Wilson’s (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) groundbreaking modern classic explores the fragile bond between eight men as they live, love and work in a racially segregated, post-Vietnam America.

Following its premiere at Leeds Playhouse last Autumn, Craig’s critically acclaimed production will have its London premiere at The Old Vic (9 June - 9 July) ahead of runs at Oldham Coliseum Theatre (13 - 16 July), Worthing Connaught Theatre (19 - 23 July) and Bath Theatre Royal (26 - 30 July).