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09 Jun 2022 - 09 Jul 2022
2 hr 45 min inc interval

Why Watch Jitney?

  • Get a glimpse into the post-Vietnam and racially segregated America in the 1970s through August Wilson’s play.
  • Wilson brings out something deeply profound by portraying the mundane lives of eight unlicensed cab drivers beautifully onstage.
  • Watch the story of working-class jitney drivers unfold on stage where they are presented as well-rounded human beings with all their complexities and passions and no glorification.
  • The relationship between these eight men is explored and examined as they go on about loving their lives and working hard at their job as jitney drivers, making this play quite a captivating watch.

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


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.

The Story

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.

Show Timings

  • Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri at 7:30 PM
  • Wed and Sat at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Geoff Aymer as Doub , Leanne Henlon, as Rena , Wil Johnson as Becker , Leemore Marrett as Booster , Tony Marshall as Fielding

Playwright: August Wilson

Direction: Tinuke Craig

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • Children aged under 3 will not be admitted to this show. This show is recommended for ages 12 and above.
  • Parental discretion is advised. This show contains strong language.
  • Please keep in mind that theatre does not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Jitney Tickets

Book online tickets for the Jitney musical in London.

Booking Period: From 9 June - 9 July 2022

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check-in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Jitney voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended or rescheduled.

The Old Vic Theatre

One of the oldest theatres in the city, the Old Vic Theatre 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.

The Old Vic is dedicated to improving the theatre as a whole. Its mission is to use world-class theatre to excite, motivate, and open doors for one and all.

Seating Capacity: 1020

Old Vic Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

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

FAQs | Jitney

How can I buy tickets to the West End show Jitney?

You can book online tickets to Jitney from 9 June - 9 July 2022.

What age is Jitney appropriate for?

While Jitney is recommended for ages 12 and above, children above the age of 3 can attend the show.

How long is Jitney?

Jitney runs for 2 hours and 45 minutes, with 1 interval in between.

When is the opening date of Jitney Musical in London?

Jitney will start playing in Old Vic Theatre from 9 June.

Where is the West End show Jitney playing in London?

You can watch the West End show Jitney at Old Vic Theatre, London.

How can I buy discount tickets to the West End show Jitney?

By booking your Jitney tickets with us, you can avail of exclusive discounts on your purchase.

Are there accessible tickets for Jitney?

Yes. Since Old Vic Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone, viewers can purchase accessible tickets for Jitney.

Do I need to purchase a Jitney ticket for my child?

Yes. Children above the age of 5 can attend Jitney with a separate ticket.

Are cheaper tickets available for Jitney?

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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