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Pearl Mackie, Adrian Lester and more join Sweat opening night: photos

The show has transferred to the Gielgud Theatre

Jonathan Bailey, Pearl Mackie, Adrian Lester and Karl Collins
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

Stars joined the cast and creatives of Sweat last night at the show's West End opening.

Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play opened at the Donmar Warehouse in December 2018 and runs in the West End with a cast including Martha Plimpton, Clare Perkins and Leanne Best.


Sweat centres around the friendships of factory workers and explores relationships, resentments and fears of a divided community.

In her five-star review for WhatsOnStage, Sarah Crompton said the piece is an 'absorbing and moving cry from the heart.'

The production has designs from Frankie Bradshaw, lighting from Oliver Fenwick, sound design and composition from George Dennis, associate direction from Tom Bellerby, movement from Polly Bennett, video design from Gino Ricardo Green and fight direction from Kate Waters.