See it if you love a good old fashioned drama and the playwright.
Don't see it if can't sit still for 2.5. Read more
See it if A really great play, with great writing and acting.
Don't see it if Found it very quiet at times with the dialect difficult to tune into at first. It took a while for the play to get going.
See it if you want a hard-hitting and visceral play that’s excellently acted and sadly feels every bit as relevant today as when it was written.
Don't see it if you like a short and sweet play; this is at times a hard watch and clocking in at nearly 3 hours it might prove too much for some.
See it if you want to see humour & rowdy Every aspect of the hard part of life's experience as well as community & support can be found in this play.
Don't see it if I can’t think of a reason not to see it, it’s set in the 70s, possibly looking for a modern play?
See it if It’s smartly done — very good performances all around. These British actors all do a great job with their American 70’s Black vernacular.
Don't see it if It’s a bit plodding in both the writing and the plot — at over 2 and a half hours. And those wigs that the male actors wear - ugly as sin. Read more
See it if You enjoy America in the 1930s and a historic day tragic love story.
Don't see it if You find it hard to understand the American accent on stage.
See it if A play In Wilson’s ten play Chicago cycle. Great ensemble piece, of its time but credibly acted and utterly engrossing.
Don't see it if Ethic themes do not interest you.
See it if you are into a great writing with each character well developed and a relatable story for every generation and every race
Don't see it if you do not like August Wilson's play or African American story
The performances here are superb. This is a stunning, richly textured piece of work, both particular and universal. Craig’s production fills in another piece of the pie. Let’s have more, please.
Every performance is outstanding in Tinuke Craig's sensitive and lively production right down to the smaller characters. Every detail of stage and scene ... is lovingly right. It's a fine production of a fascinating play.
At times, you can feel the play’s mechanics grinding a tad obviously ... [but] the cast to a man delivers. Jitney is very much worth the ride.
It’s unsentimental but compassionate. And outstandingly well acted. It’s fractious, funny, lively enough that our suspension of disbelief can handle the cast breaking into a dance to a Bill Withers song. The evening takes on an arresting intimacy.
[The] cast is impeccable. It’s terrific ... to see a work of this calibre brought into London after originating in a regional theatre
This is a talent-packed cast that would do [Wilson] proud. Wondrous and captivating, Craig’s production gets this play’s soul.
A stylish rework of the August Wilson character-study sees a standout performance from Wil Johnson. Craig’s direction provides the whole show with a laid-back ease.
Wilson moves ... this casual, slice-of-life drama-comedy ... with ... lovely banter-infused dialogue.