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October 18, 2018

Martha Plimpton joins cast for UK premiere of Sweat at Donmar

By

markludmon

Full casting has been announced for the UK premiere of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat at the Donmar Warehouse.

Martha Plimpton in Sweat at Donmar Warehouse

Martha Plimpton

The cast will include American TV and stage star Martha Plimpton along with Leanne Best, Patrick Gibson, Osy Ikhile, Wil Johnson, Stuart McQuarrie, Clare Perkins, Sule Rimi and Sebastian Viveros.

Directed by Lynette Linton, it will run at the West End London theatre from 7 December 2018 to 26 January 2019.

Nottage wrote the play after spending time with the people of Reading in Pennsylvania – officially one of the poorest cities in the USA. During two years from 2011, she dug deep into the forgotten heart of middle America, finding a city divided by racial tension and the collapse of industry.

Her experiences led to Sweat, described as a tale of friends pitted against each other by big business and the decline of the American Dream. It was first produced Off-Broadway in 2016 and then on Broadway in 2017.

The production’s designer is Frankie Bradshaw with lighting design by Oliver Fenwick, sound design and music by George Dennis, movement direction by Polly Bennett, fight direction by Kate Waters and casting by Amy Ball CDG.

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