The Donmar Warehouse’s production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat by Lynn Nottage announces casting for the West End transfer to London’s Gielgud Theatre for a limited 6 week run from Friday 7th June 2019 for 50 performances only.
Returning from Lynette Linton’s acclaimed original Donmar run are Leanne Best (Jessie), Osy Ikhile (Chris), Wil Johnson (Brucie), Stuart McQuarrie (Stan), Clare Perkins (Cynthia), Martha Plimpton (Tracey), Sule Rimi (Evan) and Sebastian Viveros (Oscar).
Sweat has been nominated for the BEST NEW PLAY award in the 2019 Olivier Awards, with the winner to be announced on Sunday 7th April.
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.
Centered 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.
Sweat receives its West End transfer following its sold-out UK premiere at the Donmar Warehouse. Across its West End run over 350 tickets per performance will be made available at £25 or less.
Mark Rubinstein, Gavin Kalin, Joe Baker, Karl Sydow, Louise L Gund, Micah Frank, James Quaife, Dave McNeilly present
the Donmar Warehouse Production of
By Lynn Nottage
Director Lynette Linton
Designer Frankie Bradshaw
Lighting Designer Oliver Fenwick
Sound Designer and Composer George Dennis
Associate Director Tom Bellerby
Movement Director Polly Bennett
Video Designer Gino Ricardo Green
Fight Director Kate Waters
Casting Director Amy Ball CDG
Cast: Leanne Best (Jessie), Osy Ikhile (Chris), Wil Johnson (Brucie), Stuart McQuarrie (Stan), Clare Perkins (Cynthia), Martha Plimpton (Tracey), Sule Rimi (Evan) and Sebastian Viveros (Oscar).
Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR
Friday 7 June – Saturday 20 July 2019