Sweat Tickets

Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat transfers to the West End's Gielgud Theatre for a limited run of 50 performances following its sell-out UK premiere at the Donmar Warehouse. 

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 receives its UK premiered at the Donmar, directed by former Donmar Resident Assistant Director Lynette Linton. Must End 20th July.

Sweat running time: 
2 hours 25 minutes
5 videos 7 images
Lynn Nottage
Lynette Linton
Oliver Fenwick
George Dennis
Frankie Bradshaw
Polly Bennett
Cast list:
Leanne Best (Jessie), Osy Ikhile (Chris), Patrick Gibson (Jason), Wil Johnson (Brucie), Stuart McQuarrie (Stan), Clare Perkins (Cynthia), Martha Plimpton (Tracey), Sule Rimi (Evan) and Sebastian Viveros (Oscar).

Gielgud Theatre

35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus
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Our Sweat Review

Just under the wire for 2018, the final London play opening of the year has turned out to be one of the very best. It might have even won my vote for the play of the year but for the fact that Matthew Lopez's The Inheritance long got there first.

Latest Sweat News & Features

Sule Rimi interview: 'Sweat gives context as to why some people voted for Trump or Brexit'
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Sule Rimi has been a very busy man recently. Over the last year, he's appeared in Measure for Measure and Sweat at the Donmar Warehouse, The American Clock and All My Sons at the Old Vic, and he's just returned to Sweat as it transfers to the West End's Gielgud Theatre. 

Further casting announced for Sweat at the Gielgud Theatre
Friday, March 29, 2019

It has been announced that cast members from the original production of Sweat at the Donmar Warehouse production will star in the show's West End transfer at the Gielgud Theatre. Clare Perkins will reprise her role as Cynthia, currently starring in Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre. The actress’ previous credits include Genesis Inc at the Hampstead Theatre, and Roundelay at Southwark Playhouse.

Lynn Nottage’s Sweat to transfer to West End from Donmar Warehouse
Friday, February 8, 2019

Lynn Nottage’s play Sweat is set to transfer to the West End from the Donmar Warehouse later this year for a limited run at the Gielgud Theatre, it has been announced. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play is based on interviews Nottage conducted in 2011 with residents in the town of Reading, Pennsylvania which was, at the time, one of the poorest cities in America. She wanted to explore the effects of losing heavy industry, and the changing ethnic landscape of the city.

Sweat extends run at the Donmar Warehouse
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Lynn Nottage's critically acclaimed new play Sweat has extended its run at the Donmar Warehouse, it has been announced. Inspired by interviews Nottage conducted with townspeople from Reading, Pennsylvania, recognised at the time as one of the poorest towns in the United States, Sweat explores racial tension and the collapse of industries in the country, Sweat went on to win the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for drama.  Sweat will now run at the Donmar Warehouse for an extra week, with performances until 2nd February 2019 with tickets on sale from Monday 14th January. 

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