The same unflinching humour runs through his 2000 play Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, which will be revived at the Young Vic Theatre as part of Kwame Kwei-Armah's first season at the helm. JMK Award-winning director Kate Hewitt will fill the shoes of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who directed the show's premiere 18 years ago.
Set on murderers' row on the isolation wing of a New York prison, it's a harrowing, joltingly funny story of redemption and damnation. There's a scared young man convicted of killing a cult leader, a cold-blooded serial killer with his own persuasive philosohies about life and death and a particularly nasty prison guard.
Zinging one-liners spark alongside more sobering reflections of the de-humanising nature of incarceration and we look forward to seeing how this taut play chimes almost 20 years on.
Public booking for Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train opens at 10am on Monday 23 April .
|What||Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, Young Vic Theatre|
|Where||The Young Vic, 66 The Cut , Waterloo, London, SE1 8LZ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Southwark (underground)|
14 Feb 19 – 13 Mar 19, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
|Price||£10 - £40|
|Website||Click here to book now|