Monday, November 28

Casualty star Tony Marshall joins Jitney cast at Leeds Playhouse

Tony Marshall who played Noel in Casualty joins a strong cast in a new production of American classic Jitney at Leeds Playhouse.

Written by August Wilson, this poetic work is now seen as one of the great American contemporary classics filled with conflict, love, jealousy and deceit.

It is set in 1970s Pittsburgh exploring the volatile bond between eight unlicensed cab drivers as they live, love, fight and work in racially segregated, post-war America.

The co-production with Headlong will be directed by Tinuke Craig who worked on The Color Purple, at Leicester Curve.

Tony Marshall plays Fielding, and recently finished a 12-year run as Noel Garcia as his beloved character left the show in a BAFTA award-winning episode about the strains on the NHS during the pandemic.

Playhouse regular Andrew French is Becker and Youngblood is CJ Beckford, who was most recently seen in Dominic Savage’s I Am Danielle.

Geoff Aymer is Doub, Leanne Henlon plays Rena joined by Dayo Koleosho as Philmore and BBC One’s Death in Paradise Leemore Marrett Jr as Booster.

Playhouse audiences will know Sule Rimi playing Turnbo from the acclaimed production of Barber Shop Chronicles.      

Jitney, a Leeds Playhouse and Headlong co-production, will run at Leeds Playhouse from 16th October – 6th November. To book 0113 2137700 or visit https://leedsplayhouse.org.uk/events/jitney-2/

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