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Sweat - 2019 - West End

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.


Running Time: Two hours and 25 minutes, with interval



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.
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.
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.
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'.