SWEAT AT THE GIELGUD THEATRE
by Lynn Nottage
7 June 2019 -20 July 2019
‘Lynette Linton’s superbly calibrated production excels from start to finish. Outstanding’
‘Let’s not mince words, SWEAT by Lynn Nottage is magnificent and it is brilliantly performed in Lynette Linton’s production’
‘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’
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).
(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