'An absorbing and moving cry from the heart... as strong a Christmas message as you could possibly wish for.'WhatsOnStage
'There isn't a minute that goes by where you aren't enthralled. Lynette Linton's direction is superb and draws out fantastic performances from each company member. Her production is pitched perfectly in tone, and effortlessly flits between humour, heartbreak and trauma. It's gorgeous storytelling.'Broadway World
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Following a sold-out run at the Donmar Warehouse, Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat is transferring to the West End’s Gielgud Theatre for 50 performances only from 7 June 2019. Click here for more information.
In 2011, Lynn Nottage began spending time with the people of Reading, Pennsylvania: officially one of the poorest cities in the USA.
During the following two years, she dug deep into the forgotten heart of middle America, finding a city divided by racial tension and the collapse of industry.
Sweat is the Pulitzer Prize-winning play that Lynn Nottage wrote following her experience.
Her tale of friends pitted against each other by big business, and the decline of the American Dream received its UK premiere at the Donmar, directed by former Donmar Resident Assistant Director and Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre Lynette Linton.
Evenings Mon-Sat: 7.30pm
Matinees Thu and Sat: 2.30pm
Running time: 2 hours and 25 minutes including a 15-minute interval
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(in order of speaking)
Evan SULE RIMI
Jason PATRICK GIBSON
Chris OSY IKHILE
Cynthia CLARE PERKINS
Stan STUART MCQUARRIE
Tracey MARTHA PLIMPTON
Jessie LEANNE BEST
Oscar SEBASTIAN VIVEROS
Brucie WIL JOHNSON
Director LYNETTE LINTON
Designer FRANKIE BRADSHAW
Lighting Designer OLIVER FENWICK
Sound Designer and Composer GEORGE DENNIS
Movement Director POLLY BENNETT
Video Designer GINO RICARDO GREEN
Fight Director KATE WATERS
Casting Director AMY BALL CDG
Production Manager KATE WEST
Rehearsal and Production Photography JOHAN PERSSON
Behind the Scenes Guide
We went Behind the Scenes on Sweat to find out more about the process behind the production with director Lynette Linton and designer Frankie Bradshaw. Click here to watch the video.