Jitney (London)
Closed 2h 45m
Jitney (London)
82

Jitney (London) London Reviews and Tickets

82%
(17 Ratings)
Positive
94%
Mixed
6%
Negative
0%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Great writing, Must see

About the Show

A revival of August Wilson's first play about cab drivers working to survive in 70s Pittsburgh. 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (17)

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62 Reviews | 2 Followers
91
Must see, Great acting, Funny, Intelligent, Absorbing

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.

57 Reviews | 1 Follower
84
Dramatic

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.

Also This play is a bit awkward — and I found the direction to be overly dramatic — so there were parts were everyone’s veins seemed to be popping by the drama of it all — but it just a series of decisions that I would have done differently. The lead actor could have been stronger and clearer — but it was, overall, an enjoyable evening.

454 Reviews | 83 Followers
84
Resonant, Riveting

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.

Also went in skeptical, but it was really great. Well acted and paced nicely.

171 Reviews | 6 Followers
80
Enjoyable, Superb cast, Camaraderie, Humorous, Lively

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?

334 Reviews | 21 Followers
78
Intense, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

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.

161 Reviews | 30 Followers
77
Thought-provoking, Resonant

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.

34 Reviews | 1 Follower
79
Must see, Hilarious, Great acting, Exquisite, Entertaining

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.

26 Reviews | 2 Followers
75
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if Really enjoyed this show. The set was simple and cool. Choreography was great and cast worked really well together. A great watch

Don't see it if There’s lots going on at some points but at other times it’s a bit slower. I also thought the story was a bit weak at times in the middle.

Critic Reviews (9)

The London Evening Standard
June 16th, 2022

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.
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WhatsOnStage
June 16th, 2022

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.
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London Theatre
June 16th, 2022

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.
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The Times (UK)
June 16th, 2022

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.
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Time Out London
June 17th, 2022

This is a talent-packed cast that would do [Wilson] proud. Wondrous and captivating, Craig’s production gets this play’s soul.
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The Telegraph (UK)
June 16th, 2022

[The] cast is impeccable. It’s terrific ... to see a work of this calibre brought into London after originating in a regional theatre
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The Guardian (UK)
June 17th, 2022

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.
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The Arts Desk
June 18th, 2022

Wilson moves ... this casual, slice-of-life drama-comedy ... with ... lovely banter-infused dialogue.
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