The Pulitzer Prize-winning play SWEAT by Lynn Nottage is transferring to the West End's Gielgud Theatre for 50 performances only following a sold-out run at the Donmar Warehouse.
Sweat at the Gielgid Theatre

Image courtesy Donmar Warehouse


Genre: Drama
Venue: Gielgud Theatre
Starts: Friday 7 June 2019
Closes: Saturday 20 July 2019
Running time:2 hrs 35 mins (inc 15 min interval)
Age suitability: Not available

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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.


Based on interviews with residents of the rustbelt town of Reading, Pennsylvania, this 'breathtaking new play' (The Guardian) delivers 'a knock-out blow of theatrical force' (Daily Telegraph) as it examines the lives of factory workers facing de-industrialisation.

As friendships strain under fear, anger and racial tensions, a devastating outcome awaits the divided community.

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London W1D 6AR

Box office tel: 0844 482 5130

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Previews from:Friday 7 June 2019

Closes:Saturday 20 July 2019

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm



Thursday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm



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Author: Lynn Nottage
Composer: George Dennis
Director: Lynette Linton
Designer: Frankie Bradshaw
Lighting: Oliver Fenwick
Sound: George Dennis
Fight director: Kate Waters
Movement: Polly Bennett
Video designer: Gino Ricardo Green

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