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Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train

Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train

By Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Kate Hewitt

Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm

Wednesday & Saturday Matinees: 2.30pm

Relaxed Performance: Wed 3 Apr, 2.30pm

Running Time: Approximately 2 hours with a 15 minute interval.

£10, £20, £30, £40

Main House

★★★★ ‘Defiantly spiritual, continually caustic.’ The Observer

★★★★ ‘This pumping, pounding, pulsing play blazes.’ Evening Standard

★★★★ ‘Blistering. A physical punch of a play.’ The Telegraph

★★★★ ‘Bitingly, blackly funny, with deathlessly sharp dialogue.’ Time Out

★★★★ ‘Incandescent’ Financial Times

★★★★ ‘Fast, furious and brutal prison drama.’ Metro

★★★★ ‘Slick and scorching. A powerful piece of work.’ The Stage

★★★★ ‘Engrossing and constantly riveting.’ WhatsOnStage

★★★★ ‘Kate Hewitt stages a production of hurtling intensity and immediacy’ Mark Shenton,

From Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis, comes this critically-acclaimed dark comedy about the American justice system and the contradictory nature of faith. 

Inside the lockdown wing of Rikers Island prison, a frightened young man accused of murdering a cult leader is confronted with a charismatic born-again serial killer and a sadistic guard.  Will one man’s redemption lead to another’s damnation?

Please note that this production includes strong language and smoking

Cast and creatives

Director Kate Hewitt | Set Designer Magda Willi | Costume Designer Kinnetia Isidore | Lighting Designer Guy Hoare | Sound Designer Peter Rice | Movement Director Imogen Knight | UK Casting Director Julia Horan CDG | US Casting Director Jim Carnahan CSA

With Oberon K. A. Adjepong, Matthew Douglas, Dervla Kirwan, Ukweli Roach and Joplin Sibtain

Audio Introduction Notes

Director Kate Hewitt

Set Designer Magda Willi

Costume Designer Kinnetia Isidore

Lighting Designer Guy Hoare

Sound Designer Peter Rice

Movement Director  Imogen Knight

UK Casting Director  Julia Horan CDG

US Casting Director  Jim Carnahan CSA

With Oberon K. A. Adjepong, Matthew Douglas, Dervla Kirwan, Ukweli Roach and Joplin Sibtain

Captioned performance 14 March, 7.30pm

Audio described performance 20 March, 2.30pm

Relaxed Performance: 3 April, 2.30pm

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