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 received its UK premiere at the Donmar, directed by former Donmar Resident Assistant Director and Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre Lynette Linton and is now set to transfer to the Gielgud Theatre.

The Venue

Gielgud Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, W1V 8AR

Nearest Tube

Picadilly Circus

Nearest Train

Charing Cross

Running Time

2hr 25 min (inc interval)

Booking Dates

First Performance

Friday 7th June 2019

Last Performance

Thursday 13th June 2019