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Sweat writer Lynn Nottage and cast celebrate opening night: video

Lynette Linton's production has transferred to the West End following an acclaimed run at the Donmar Warehouse

Leanne Best, Clare Perkins and Martha Plimpton in Sweat
© Johan Persson

Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat transferred to the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End last night, and we got the chance to speak to some of the company to find out more about this acclaimed production.

Following its acclaimed run at the Donmar Warehouse last year, the original cast, including Clare Perkins, Leanne Best and Martha Plimpton have reassembled under director Lynette Linton for the transfer.

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.

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