Sweat - Westend4£10
Lynn Nottage’s PulitzerPrize-winning play Sweat transfers to the West End’s Gielgud Theatre for50 performances only following a sold-out run at the Donmar Warehouse (Oliviernominated for BEST NEW PLAY).
‘The year’s most powerfulplay’ (Observer) delivers ‘a knock-out blow of theatrical force’(Daily Telegraph) as it explores the forgotten heart of middle America inReading, Pennsylvania, a once-proud manufacturing hub of the American Dream.
Set in an all-American downtownbar, this ‘breathtaking new play’ (The Guardian) ‘effortlessly flitsbetween humour, heartbreak and trauma’ (Broadway World) as it follows thelives and relationships of factory floor workers. As the threat ofde-industrialisation looms, simmering racial tensions and mounting anger leadto a devastating outcome for the divided community.
‘By turns profound,terrifying, earthy and witty, Lynette Linton’s superbly calibrated productionexcels from start to finish’ (Evening Standard) and ‘gives a fascinatinginsight into Trump’s America’ (The Times). This ‘humane, heartbreaking’and ‘magnificent’ play (Financial Times) is an ‘an absorbing andmoving cry from the heart’ (What’s On Stage), ‘a masterpiece’ (TimeOut).
Doors Open at 6:45PM
Starts at 7:30PM
Gielgud Theatre, London, W1D 6AR