The Donmar Warehouse today announces the extension, due to exceptional demand, for Lynette Linton’s acclaimed production of Sweat by Lynn Nottage. The production will now be booking for performances until Saturday 2 February 2019.
Two hundred and fifty tickets, the equivalent of an entire performance at the Donmar, will also be made available for free to those aged 25 and under via YOUNG+FREE. This will take the total number of young people and students who have seen the production for free to more than 1,000. YOUNG+FREE is funded through the generosity of audiences via the Donmar’s PAY IT FORWARD scheme.
The cast of Sweat includes Martha Plimpton, Leanne Best, Patrick Gibson,Wil Johnson, Stuart McQuarrie, Clare Perkins, Sule Rimi and Sebastian Viveros.
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 Lynette Linton.
Also in the creative team are designer Frankie Bradshaw, lighting designer Oliver Fenwick, sound designer, composer George Dennis, movement director Polly Bennett, fight director Kate Waters and casting director Amy Ball.