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Sweat Tickets

Gielgud Theatre, London
Gielgud Theatre, London
Our Review 5 / 5

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.

Previews from |
7th June 2019
Opening date |
12th June 2019
Booking from |
20th July 2019
Available until |
20th July 2019
Closes |
20th July 2019
Run time |
2 hours 25 minutes
Categories |
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 Venue Information

Gielgud Theatre, 35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

Customer reviews

Our Review of Sweat


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. Read more

Latest Sweat News & Features

Sule Rimi interview: 'Sweat gives context as to why some people voted for Trump or Brexit'
Tuesday, 11 June, 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.  In the play, Rimi plays 'take-no-shit' councillor Evan, who he describes as "a very good man who's seen it all before". Despite having a relatively short amount of time to make an impact,...
Further casting announced for Sweat at the Gielgud Theatre
Friday, 29 March, 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. Actors also returning from the original Donmar run to the...
Sweat extends run at the Donmar Warehouse
Thursday, 10 January, 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 ...
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