Main House A Headlong, Leeds Playhouse and Old Vic co-production


By August Wilson; Directed by Tinuke Craig
  • 26 - 30 July

Event Information

Evenings 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Age guidance 12+

Tue 26 — Sat 30 Jul

Tinuke Craig’s acclaimed production of August Wilson’s JITNEY comes to Bath this summer, direct from London’s Old Vic.

A groundbreaking modern classic from one of America’s greatest and most ambitious writers, Tinuke Craig’s (The Colour Purple) searing production of August Wilson’s JITNEY explores the fragile bond between eight men as they live, love and work in a racially segregated, post-Vietnam America.

Jim Becker and his unlicensed drivers take the people of Pittsburgh Hill District where regular taxi cabs won’t venture – healing old wounds and tearing new ones as they pass the time in a condemned taxi rank between pick-ups. Following its premiere at Leeds Playhouse last Autumn, Craig’s critically acclaimed production will have its London premiere at The Old Vic this summer, ahead of a UK tour including Theatre Royal Bath.

★★★★ “A beautifully wrought production of an excellent, important play” Telegraph

★★★★ “Tinuke Craig’s meticulous production … quietly compelling, utterly believable” Guardian

★★★★ “Pin sharp performances” The Times

★★★★ “Powerful, intense, deserves to be seen by as wide an audience as possible” The Stage

This production is recommended for ages 12+. This production includes violence, gun violence and racist language.

Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 July 2022

Evenings 7.30pm

Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Tickets from £25

A £2.50 booking fee applies per ticket

JITNEY is  a Headlong, Leeds Playhouse and Old Vic co-production

Cast & Crew

Becker Wil Johnson
Youngblood Solomon Israel
Turnbo Sule Rimi
Fielding Tony Marshall
Doub Geoff Aymer
Shealy Nnabiko Ejimofor
Philmore Dayo Koleosho
Rena Leanne Henlon
Booster Blair Gyabaah

Director Tinuke Craig
Associate Director Prime Isaac
Set & Costume Alex Lowde
Lighting Elliot Griggs
Sound & Composer Max Perryment

Box Office phonelines are currently open from 10am – 6pm Monday – Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

Tickets for Main House productions may include a £2.50 building levy.

Please see the ACCESS page for details regarding our Access Register and associated discounts.

A booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies to all bookings.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

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