August Wilson

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The Piano Lesson review – August Wilson revival hits a bum note
John David Washington and Samuel L Jackson star in a tonally misjudged drama oddly played for awkward laughs

Gloria Oladipo

14, Oct, 2022 @1:30 AM

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From junkie poets to jailtime: August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned – review
Lester Purry is at home performing the late playwright’s breezy yet purposeful collection of stories from his youth, in its European premiere

Mark Fisher

22, Aug, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The week in theatre: A Doll’s House, Part 2; Jitney – review
Lucas Hnath’s sequel to the Ibsen classic is intriguing rather than revelatory; but August Wilson’s taxi-stand drama has developed new flavour with age

Susannah Clapp

26, Jun, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Jitney review – a taut, tense tale of Black injustice in 1970s America
A stylish rework of the August Wilson character-study sees a standout performance from Wil Johnson as the put-upon head of the titular cab station

Kate Wyver

16, Jun, 2022 @2:30 PM

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Jitney review – August Wilson’s cab drivers do the talking
A strong cast and the world-weary Pittsburgh cab drivers they portray are all battling circumstances in this overly busy production of Wilson’s 1982 play

Clare Brennan

31, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Jitney review – August Wilson’s subtle dissection of the American dream
Wilson’s play eavesdrops on the lives of an African American taxicab crew in a quietly compelling snapshot of men on the margins in the 1970s

Catherine Love

21, Oct, 2021 @10:22 AM

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The 50 best films of 2020 in the UK: the full list
It’s number one time, and it’s a picture from the beginning of the year that nothing else has quite eclipsed for wit, thrills and sheer watchability

Andrew Pulver

18, Dec, 2020 @8:09 AM

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'All they want is my voice': the real story of 'Mother of the Blues' Ma Rainey
The subject of Oscar-tipped Netflix drama Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom was a pioneering queer black singer who battled white producers for control

David Smith in Washington

15, Dec, 2020 @4:32 PM

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‘Chadwick will be remembered as a hero’: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis on making Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
The late actor’s final film role was in a blazing new adaptation of the August Wilson play. Cast and crew remember camaraderie and competition on an emotional shoot

Steve Rose

04, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom review – Chadwick Boseman glorious in his final film role
The movie version of August Wilson’s story of the blues, starring Boseman and a tremendous Viola Davis, is a ferocious opera of passion and pain

Peter Bradshaw

20, Nov, 2020 @5:00 PM

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Netflix releases trailer for Chadwick Boseman's final movie
The late actor stars opposite Viola Davis in Oscar-tipped August Wilson adaptation Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Benjamin Lee

19, Oct, 2020 @7:55 PM

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Two Trains Running review – a menacing tale of black oppression
This fine revival of August Wilson’s 1992 play finds seven people in 60s Pittsburgh struggling with a turbulent world

Clare Brennan

08, Sep, 2019 @7:00 AM

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