“The year’s most powerful play” (The Observer) transfers to the West End following a sold-out run at the Donmar Warehouse.
Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play ‘SWEAT’ will run for 50 performances at the Gielgud Theatre.
“Centred around the friendships of factory workers and set in an all-American bar, the play explores the relationships, resentments and fears of a community left divided by de-industrialisation. Simmering racial tensions and mounting anger lead to a devastating outcome for the residents of Reading, Pennsylvania”.
This “breathtaking new play” (The Guardian) received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike during its run at the Donmar Warehouse, delivering “a knock-out blow of theatrical force” (Daily Telegraph) as it delves into the forgotten heart of America.
The “profound, terrifying, earthy and witty” production “excels from start to finish” (Evening Standard). In an era defined by division and mistrust this is a “humane, heartbreaking” and “magnificent” play (Financial Times).
Joining Martha Plimpton from the show’s original run at the Donmar Warehouse, further casting will include all members of the original company – Leanne Best, Patrick Gibson, Osy Ikhile, Wil Johnson, Stuart McQuarrie, Clare Perkins, Sule Rimi and Sebastian Viveros.
Written by Lynn Nottage and directed by Lynette Linton, the production features design by Frankie Bradshaw, lighting by Oliver Fenwick, composition and sound by George Dennis, and video by Gino Ricardo Green.
‘SWEAT’ will run at the Gielgud Theatre from 7th June to 20th July 2019.