Donmar Warehouse announces West End transfer for Lynn Nottage’s ‘Sweat’

The Donmar Warehouse has announced that its sold-out production of Lynn Nottage‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Sweat, will now transfer to London’s Gielgud Theatre for a limited 6-week run from Friday 7 June to Saturday 20 July 2019.

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

Tickets will go on sale from 10am on Friday 8 February 2019. 


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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.

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.


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