Sweat 2019

Run Time:
Two hours and 25 minutes, with interval
Ages: 14+
Opened: June 13, 2019
Closing: July 20, 2019

Sweat - 2019 - West End History , Info & More

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play SWEAT by Lynn Nottage is transferring to the West End's Gielgud Theatre for 50 performances only following a sold-out run at the Donmar Warehouse.

Based on interviews with residents of the rustbelt town of Reading, Pennsylvania, this 'breathtaking new play' (The Guardian) delivers 'a knock-out blow of theatrical force' (Daily Telegraph) as it examines the lives of factory workers facing de-industrialisation. As friendships strain under fear, anger and racial tensions, a devastating outcome awaits the divided community.

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West End Production of SWEAT Ends 20 July
by Stephi Wild - July 9, 2019

The Donmar Warehouse's production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat by Lynn Nottage will end its scheduled run at London's Gielgud Theatre on Saturday 20 July 2019.

BWW Interview: Clare Perkins Talks SWEAT at Gielgud Theatre
by Bryony Rae Taylor - July 4, 2019

Sweat, by Lynn Nottage, is based on interviews with steelworkers' of a small town in Pennsylvania. The play has transferred to the West End Gielgud Theatre after a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at Donmar Warehouse. We chat to Clare Perkins, who plays Cynthia.

Review Roundup: SWEAT at Gielgud Theatre; What Did The Critics Think?
by Nate Ronning - June 17, 2019

The Donmar Warehouse's sold-out production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat by Lynn Nottage transfesr to London's Gielgud Theatre for a limited 6 week run from Friday 7 June 2019.

BWW Review: SWEAT, Gielgud Theatre
by Anthony Walker-Cook - June 13, 2019

At a quieter moment of Lynn Nottage's Sweat, Jessie (Leanne Best) stands with a cake celebrating her 43rd birthday in Mike's Tavern. If not for the bartender Stan (Stuart McQuarrie) and his assistant Oscar (Sebastian Capitan Viveros), Jessie would be alone. Dressed in white cowgirl boots, Jessie whispers how she 'just wants to be kissed'.

Sweat History

Other Productions of Sweat

2016   Off-Broadway New York Premiere at the Public Theater
2017   Broadway Original Broadway Production
2019   West End West End Transfer Production
West End