sweat at gielgud theatre

Sweat

Gielgud Theatre, London

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Following a sell-out run at the Donmar Warehouse, Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat transfer to the West End for 50 performances at London’s Gielgud Theatre.

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).

Martha Plimpton will reprise her role as Tracey in Lynette Linton’s acclaimed production, with further casting to be announced.

Sweat will run from 7 June 2019 until 20 July 2019 at the Gielgud Theatre, London.

WHAT’S THE STORY?

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.

WHO’S IN IT? SWEAT CAST

Martha Plimpton will lead the cast.

CREATIVE TEAM

Directed by Lynette Linton with set & costume design by Frankie Bradshaw, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick. Sound designer and composer George Dennis, movement director Polly Bennett, video designer Gino Ricardo Green and fight director Kate Waters.

REVIEWS

★★★★★ ‘breathtaking new play’ Guardian
★★★★★ ‘a knock-out blow of theatrical force’ Telegraph
★★★★★ ‘the year’s most powerful play’ Observer
★★★★★ a ‘humane, heartbreaking’ and ‘magnificent’ play Financial Times
★★★★★ ‘By turns profound, terrifying, earthy and witty, Lynette Linton’s superbly calibrated production excels from start to finish’ Evening Standard

Venue Information

Gielgud Theatre, 35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 6AR
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 38

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