Jitney at the Old Vic theatre is the groundbreaking modern classic that explores the fragile bond between eight men as they live, love and work in a racially segregated, post-Vietnam America.
Written by acclaimed playwright August Wilson’s (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) and directed by Tinuke Craig (The Color Purple), the play comes to the Old Vic following an acclaimed run at Leeds Playhouse.
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.
The cast includes Geoff Aymer as Doub, Leanne Henlon as Rena, Wil Johnson as Becker, Leemore Marrett Jr as Booster, and Tony Marshall as Fielding.
Jitney is an Old Vic, Headlong and Leeds Playhouse production.
Reviews of Jitney
Reviews of the UK tour
★★★★★ "Rich, poignant drama, impeccably staged" - The Telegraph ★★★★ "Utterly believable" - The Guardian ★★★★ "A powerful, intense study of characters tackling problems caused by class, race and generational divide...deserves to be seen by as wide an audience as possible" - The Stage ★★★★ "Pin-sharp performances drive this August Wilson revival" - The Times