16 October - 2 December 2023

It’s kind of a ritual, we speak the truth. Then, let go and cook.

In the bustling kitchen of a run-down Pennsylvania truck stop, the formerly incarcerated staff have been given a second chance. Under the tyrannical eye of their boss Clyde, this unlikely team strives to create the perfect sandwich, as they dream of leaving their past mistakes behind for a better life.

Double Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lynn Nottage (Ruined, Sweat, The Secret Life of Bees) and director Lynette Linton (Critics’ Circle Best Director for Blues for an Alabama Sky) reunite for the European premiere of the hilarious and hopeful CLYDE’S, the follow up to their Donmar five-star production of SWEAT which transferred to the West End.

★★★★ “This might be the best thing since sliced bread. It’s uproarious fun” Evening Standard

★★★★ “Lynn Nottage's mouthwatering, gloriously performed play” The Guardian

★★★★ “A blisteringly funny, warm-hearted comedy... Lynette Linton has assembled the perfect ingredients for a dynamic, humane, laugh-out-loud evening.” The Telegraph

 ★★★★ “Few playwrights can shake the stage like Lynn Nottage. The reverberations are even stronger when her work is directed by Lynette Linton.” The Observer

★★★★ “There is no better acting to be seen in London than in Lynette Linton's stunning production” Daily Mail

 ★★★★ "A radiant drama about love, hope and sandwiches.” Time Out

★★★★ “Lynn Nottage has cooked up a joyful feast… fizzing dialogue… an excellent cast” The Times

★★★★ “A glorious, funny and touching production of a play that argues fiercely for rehabilitation, redemption and hope” Financial Times

★★★★ “A vivid, life-enhancing play, full of heart, hope and humour... Linton’s production is a real beauty. You’ll come out beaming." WhatsOnStage

★★★★ “Clyde's is absolutely packed with belly laughs… it offers an uplifting message of hope. A show to be savoured. Delicious.” Mail on Sunday

★★★★ “Lynette Linton’s frankly delicious production.” The Stage



Letitia Ronkẹ Adékọluẹ́jọ́
Jason Patrick Gibson
Clyde Gbemisola Ikumelo
Rafael Sebastian Orozco
Montrellous Giles Terera

Writer Lynn Nottage
Director Lynette Linton
Designer Frankie Bradshaw
Lighting Designer Oliver Fenwick
Sound Designer George Dennis
Movement Director Kane Husbands
Composer Duramaney Kamara
Wigs, Hair and Make Up Designer Cynthia De La Rosa
Voice and Dialect Coach Hazel Holder
Casting Director Anna Cooper CDG

We are hugely grateful to our Season Supporter, Charles Holloway