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 received its UK premiere at the Donmar, directed by former Donmar Resident Assistant Director and Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre Lynette Linton and is now set to transfer to the Gielgud Theatre.
Age restrictionRecommended for ages 14+
Running time2hr 25 min (inc interval)
Performance dates7 June - 20 July 2019
ContentAll persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to the accompanying adult. They may not sit on their own within the auditorium. If children do have separate seats you could be refused entry. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
Venue InformationGielgud TheatreShaftesbury Avenue, London, W1V 8AR
What's opening in London Theatre this month? (June 2019)
The year has simply flown by as we’re now ready to welcome June and the return of summer. A British summer, however, isn’t always guaranteed to bring warmer weather and sunny days. Still, that won’t stop everyone from having barbeques and Pimm’s. It also won’t stop the show from going on, as many new productions are getting ready to take to the London theatre stage and welcome in West End audiences for the first time. Whilst you get excited for sunshine and blue skies, here are some shows you should also be getting excited for…
1 Jun, 2019 | By Jade Ali
News / Casting / New Shows + Transfers
Donmar Warehouse cast of Sweat set to return for the show's West End premiere at the Gielgud
Don't sweat it, kiddos!
Fans of the Donmar Warehouse production of Lynn Nottage's Sweat, which notably won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, shall be pleased to find that many of the original Donmar cast are set to reprise their roles for the highly anticipated West End Gielgud Theatre premiere. Tickets to Sweat in London's West End are on sale now.
29 Mar, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / New Shows + Transfers
Lynn Nottage's Sweat transfers to the Gielgud Theatre
Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat transfers to the West End’s Gielgud Theatre following a run at the Donmar Warehouse where tickets sold out and audiences and critics alike were impressed. Lynn Nottage is a two time Pulitzer Prize-winning writer whose work often depicts marginalised people and is based on large amounts of in-depth research and interviews.
13 Feb, 2019 | By Sarah Gengenbach