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Jitney

  • Venue: Courtyard Theatre
  • Duration: 2 hrs 45 mins including interval
  • Age Guidance: 12+
  • Triggers & Advisories: Click here for details.
    Triggers & Advisories

    This production includes violence, gun violence, and racist language.

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More Information on Jitney

Regular cabs won’t travel to the Pittsburgh Hill District in 1977, local residents turn to the unlicensed taxi company of Jim Becker and his fellow ‘jitney’ drivers. When Becker’s son returns from prison, a struggle to reconcile the past begins, and the future of the company and its drivers is threatened. Jitney explores the fragile bond between eight men, as they live, love and work in a racially segregated, post-Vietnam America.

August Wilson is one of America’s greatest and most ambitious writers and Jitney is a ground breaking, modern classic.

 

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Cast & Credits

A Leeds Playhouse and Headlong co-production / Written by August Wilson / Directed by Tinuke Craig / Set & Costume Design Alex Lowde / Lighting Design Elliott Griggs / Sound Design & Composer Max Perryment / Movement Director Sarita Piotrowski / Associate Director Prime Isaac / Voice & Dialect Coach Eleanor Manners / Casting Director Jacob Sparrow /

  • Cast Member Image
    Tony Marshall
    as Fielding
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    Andrew French
    as Becker
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    Geoffrey Aymer
    as Doub
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    CJ Beckford
    as Youngblood
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    Leanne Henlon
    as Rena
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    Dayo Koleosho
    as Philmore
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    Leemore Marrett Jr
    as Booster
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    Sule Rimi
    as Turnbo
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    Solomon Israel
    as Shealy

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Book Tickets

Date/Time
 
Booking
Date
Time
Price
Accessibilty
Booking
Mon 18 Oct 21
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Tue 19 Oct 21
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Wed 20 Oct 21
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Thu 21 Oct 21
02:00 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Thu 21 Oct 21
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Fri 22 Oct 21
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Sat 23 Oct 21
02:30 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Sat 23 Oct 21
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Tue 26 Oct 21
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Wed 27 Oct 21
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Thu 28 Oct 21
02:00 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Thu 28 Oct 21
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Fri 29 Oct 21
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Captioned Performance
Sat 30 Oct 21
02:30 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Sat 30 Oct 21
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Tue 2 Nov 21
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Wed 3 Nov 21
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Signed Performance
Thu 4 Nov 21
02:00 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Thu 4 Nov 21
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Audio Description Performance
Fri 5 Nov 21
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Sat 6 Nov 21
02:30 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Audio Description Performance
Sat 6 Nov 21
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.

Key:

  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
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