Pulitzer Prize and Olivier Award-winning American playwright August Wilson's Jitney is coming to London's Old Vic Theatre after a successful run at Leeds Playhouse for a short period of one month. A talented cast and skillful direction serve to create a powerful impact. Set in a racially segregated post-Vietnam America of the 1970s, the play revolves around the day-to-day lives of eight drivers of the Jitney station. The unlicensed jitneys drive the people regular taxis ignore to places regular taxis will not venture to. The show will only be playing at the Old Vic for one month, so secure your tickets now (selling out fast!) to watch an exceptional cast take to stage.
What makes the unlicensed or jitney cabs special is that they’ll take you where your regular cabs and cab drivers refuse to go. They transport passengers to locations where regular taxis will not go. Jim Becker and his entourage of unlicensed drivers transport residents of Pittsburgh's Hill District to their choice of destinations, no matter where it is. The jitney station's workers work to heal old wounds while also encountering new ones at their work and personal lives.
August Wilson's compelling modern classic examines the personal and work relationships between eight men as they live and work in a post-Vietnam America.
Playwright: August Wilson
Direction: Tinuke Craig
Book online tickets for the Jitney musical in London.
Booking Period: From 9 June - 9 July 2022
One of the oldest theatres in the city, the Old Vic has been at the heart of London's civic, creative, and cultural community. The prestigious theatre has housed some critically acclaimed plays such as Macbeth and Romeo Juliet. The latter of the two was presented to the Queen in 1957 at the venue.
The Old Vic's identity is built on its greater societal commitment as a registered charity operating with the goal of making The Old Vic more accessible.
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Seating Capacity: 1020
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Address: The Cut, London SE1 8NB, United Kingdom
Tube: The closest Tube station is Waterloo located just three minutes walk from the theatre. This station is serviced by the Northern, Waterloo, Jubilee, Bakerloo and City tube lines.
Bus: If you wish to take a bus to the theatre, the following routes ply to the area: 1, 168, 171, 176, 188, 68, N1, N 171, and N68.
Available Facilities: Wheelchair accessible, In-house bar, Coat check, Assistive Listening System, Washrooms
Accessibility: Old Vic Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone
Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Old Vic Theatre.
Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
Outside Food: Strictly prohibited
You can book online tickets to Jitney from 9 June - 9 July 2022.
While Jitney is recommended for ages 12 and above, children above the age of 3 can attend the show.
Jitney runs for 2 hours and 45 minutes, with 1 interval in between.
Jitney will start playing in Old Vic Theatre from 9 June.
You can watch the West End show Jitney at Old Vic Theatre, London.
By booking your Jitney tickets with us, you can avail of exclusive discounts on your purchase.
Yes. Since Old Vic Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone, viewers can purchase accessible tickets for Jitney.
Yes. Children above the age of 5 can attend Jitney with a separate ticket.
Yes. Depending on the seat of your choice, you can find cheaper tickets for Jitney. Click here to view your various ticket options.
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