Jason appeared in Simply Heavenly by Langston Hughes and David Martin at the Young Vic from 7th March through to Saturday 19th April 2003. A Direct Action co production with The NT studio. Josette Bushell-Mingo directed this rare musical gem in a co-production with the National Theatre Studio.
“Highpoint comes when Clive Rowe joins forces with Ruby Turner…but that is closely followed by a whirling tap dance by Jason Pennycooke who twirls chairs and leaps on bars with fantastic agility.” – Michael Billington The Guardian
“This bewitching gospel and blues musical seduces you almost at first sight and sound. For Simply Heavenly is a musical that engages heart, mind and feet in one dramatic swoop. A real hit musical.” – Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard
“Performed with immense brio and vitality by a fabulous cast (including)…the twinkletoed Jason Pennycooke as the frustrated dancer.” – Sarah Hemming FT