Review: Jesus Hopped The 'A' Train, Young Vic Theatre - not a word wasted but staging is problematic
Jesus Hopped The 'A' Train is gripping from start to finish, laced with black humour and a play that will have you questioning your reactions and beliefs.
At the interval, I turned to Poly and said: 'This isn't going to have a happy ending is it?'.
How Jesus Hopped The A Train pans out isn't quite how you imagine, or perhaps it is but that's the genius of Stephen Adly Guirgis' writing, he has a way of twisting the way you look at things.
Set in a New York prison, Angel (Ukweli Roach) is awaiting trial having shot a cult leader 'in the ass' in order to rescue his brain-washed friend.
Holding a smoking gun
His lawyer (Dervla Kirwan) prides herself in turning around the most open and shut cases which is good for Angel because he's holding a smoking gun and his charge sheet is about to get more serious.
While spending his hour a day out of his cell, Angel meets Lucius (Oberon K. A. Adjepong), a notorious murderer fighting a transfer to Florida where he'll face the death penalty.
The play explores faith, justice and what it means to be good.