- Venue: Courtyard Theatre
- Duration: 2 hrs 45 mins including interval
- Age Guidance: 12+
Triggers & Advisories:
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Triggers & Advisories
This production includes violence, gun violence, and racist language.
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.
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 /
Leemore Marrett Jr
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.
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- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Parent & Baby Performance