'The acting is superlative... I can’t think of any recent play that tells us so much, and so vividly, about the state of the union.'Guardian
'A knock-out blow of theatrical force'Telegraph
'The year's most powerful play...fully embodied by an exemplary cast'Observer
'A masterpiece... the cast is across the board fantastic.'Time Out
'Let’s not mince words: Sweat, by Lynn Nottage, is magnificent... and it is brilliantly performed in Lynette Linton’s production.'Financial Times
'Profound, terrifying, earthy and witty... Clare Perkins, like all her cast mates, is outstanding... Lynette Linton ’s superbly calibrated production excels from start to finish. Outstanding.'Evening Standard
SWEAT AT THE GIELGUD THEATRE
Following a sold-out run at the Donmar Warehouse, Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, and Olivier Award-nominated, play Sweat transferred to the West End’s Gielgud Theatre for 50 performances.
This ‘breathtaking new play’ (★★★★★ Guardian) delivers ‘a knock-out blow of theatrical force’ (★★★★★ Daily Telegraph) as it delves deep into the forgotten heart of middle America in ‘the year’s most powerful play’ (★★★★★ Observer).
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.
‘By turns profound, terrifying, earthy and witty, Lynette Linton’s superbly calibrated production excels from start to finish’ (★★★★★ Evening Standard) and features ‘a superlative cast’ (★★★★★ Sunday Times). In an era defined by division and mistrust this is a ‘humane, heartbreaking’ and ‘magnificent’ play (★★★★★ Financial Times).
At the Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR
Evenings Mon-Sat: 7.30pm
Matinees Thu and Sat: 2.30pm
The running time is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including a 15-minute interval.
Tickets from £15
A booking fee of £2.25 applies for tickets booked online.