Jitney for Oldham

Published: 24 June 2022
Reporter: David Upton

Leanne Henlon and Sule Rimi in Jitney Credit: Sharron Wallace

A modern classic from one of America’s most ambitious writers comes to Oldham Coliseum Theatre July 13–16.

Following its première at Leeds Playhouse in 2021, Tinuke Craig’s production of August Wilson’s Jitney, a Headlong, Leeds Playhouse and Old Vic co-production, explores the fragile bond between eight men as they live, love and work in a racially segregated, post-Vietnam America.

The cast includes Geoff Aymer as Doub, Nnabiko Ejimofor as Shealy, Leanne Henlon as Rena, Solomon Israel as Youngblood, Wil Johnson as Becker, Dayo Koleosho as Philmore, Leemore Marrett Jr. as Booster, Tony Marshall as Fielding and Sule Rimi as Turbo. Lindon Alexander, Lincoln Conway, Blair Gyabaah and Yolanda Ovide are the understudies.

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