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Jitney tickets now on sale at London’s Old Vic
August Wilson’s Olivier Award winning play comes to London’s Old Vic for a limited one month run. An Old Vic, Headlong & Leeds Playhouse co-production. Be sure to secure your tickets for Jitney whilst availability lasts!
August Wilson’s Jitney at the Old Vic
Jitney cabs may be unlicensed but they take people regular taxis ignore to places regular taxis won’t go. Jim Becker and his drivers bring the people of the Pittsburgh Hill District where they need to go. The men of the jitney station wok to fix old hurts, as new ones are created.
August Wilson’s captivating modern classic examines the relationships between eight men as they love their lives and work day in and day out in racially segregated post-Vietnam America.
‘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?’
Cast and creatives of Jitney
Following a critically acclaimed run at Leeds Playhouse, Jitney comes to London’s Old Vic. Famed American playwright August Wilson is the Pulitizer Prize and Olivier Award winning writer of Fences, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and King Hedley II. Written as part of The Pittsburgh Cycle, Jitney won an Olivier award for best new play in 2002.
The Old Vic transfer is also directed by Tinuke Craig, the Baylis Director at The Old Vic and Artistic Associate at the Lyric Hammersmith who previously directed The Color Purple. The cast will include Geoff Aymer as Doub. Aymer’s previous theatre credits include The Big Life, Sunset Boulevard, and The Color Purple. Leanne Henlon, whose previous credits include seven methods of killing kylie jenner and Knock Down, plays Rena. Wil Johnson who has previously appeared on stage in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Sweat, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and Glengarry Glen Ross, plays Becker. Leemore Marrett Jr who plays Booster has also appeared on stage in Chariots of Fire, Small Island and La Ronde. Tony Marshall, who has extensive film and television credits, plays Fielding and has appeared on stage in Having a Ball and Bouncers.
Tickets for Jitney available now!
Do not miss your chance to see this amazing cast take to the stage of the Old Vic in August Wilson’s Jitney. The one-month run is extremely limited so be sure to book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.
Age restrictionThis production is recommended for ages 12+.
Running time2 hours 45 minutes ( including interval)
Performance dates9 June - 9 July 2022
ContentThis production includes violence, gun violence and racist language.
This guidance is subject to change at short notice as we continue to monitor government advice LATERAL FLOW TESTS & PROOF OF NATURAL IMMUNITY To keep everyone safe, we strongly recommend that you take a lateral flow test on the day of your visit. If you receive a positive result we ask that you please do not attend the theatre and contact customer service as soon as possible. MASKS We strongly recommend and request that you wear a face mask at all times when at The Old Vic (including for the entirety of the performance) out of respect for other audience members and our companies and staff.
AccessThere will be a BSL interpreted performance on Tuesday 5 July at 7.30pm, a Relaxed performance which is also audio described and captioned on Saturday 25 June at 2.30pm. There will be a Captioned performance on Monday 27 June at 7.30pm and an Audio described performance on Friday 1 July at 7.30pm (with Touch Tour at 5.30pm)..
SAVE UP TO £45.50 ON BEST AVAILABLE TICKETS Valid for all performances. Book by 9 July 2022.