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Sweat extends run at the Donmar Warehouse

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. 

The cast of Sweat includes Leanne Best, Patrick Gibson, Osy Ikhile, Wil Johnson, Stuart McQuarrie, Clare Perkins, Martha Plimpton, Sule Rimi and Sebastian Viveros.

It is directed by Lynette Linton, who has been appointed the artistic director of the Bush Theatre, previously being a resident assistant director at the Donmar.

In a review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, critic Mark Shenton said the play “turned out to be one of the very best” shows for 2018, adding that the play helps to contextualise the rise of Donald Trump as President of the United States.

Sweat will play at the Donmar Warehouse until to 2nd February 2019.

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