Donmar Warehouse, London
From Fri 13 Oct 2023 to Sat 2 Dec 2023
In the bustling kitchen of a run-down Pennsylvania truck stop, the formerly incarcerated staff have been given a second chance. Under the tyrannical eye of their boss Clyde, this unlikely team strives to create the perfect sandwich, as they dream of leaving their past mistakes behind for a better life.
Lynn Nottage's hilarious and hopeful play Clyde's premiered in 2021 at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, becoming the most-produced play in the United States the following year. It received its European premiere at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in 2023, directed by Lynette Linton, who also directed the British premiere of Nottage's play Sweat at the Donmar.
'Lynn Nottage is remarkable and uniquely exhilarating' Washington Post
'Is there a better living American playwright than Lynn Nottage?' The Wall Street Journal
'It's kind of a ritual, we speak the truth. Then, let go and cook.'
'A glorious, humane and penetrating comedy... uproarious fun with a serious undertow... like cult TV hit The Bear, but better'Evening Standard
'Sublime... Lynn Nottage's mouthwatering play is a dish to be savoured'Guardian
'Gritty but gorgeous... a vivid, life-enhancing play, full of heart, hope and humour... There are few finer writers working in contemporary American theatre than Lynn Nottage'WhatsOnStage
'A laugh-out-loud comedy that has much to say about life beyond prison and the class circumstances that led to incarceration in the first place'The Stage
'A mouthwatering kitchen drama from one of America's finest... Lynn Nottage's blisteringly funny play will leave you drooling'Telegraph
'A great play... blue collar grit meets sitcom humour... a joyful feast'The Times
'Stirs the soul with heart-wrenching intimacy'Broadway World
'Riotously funny, peopled by characters you come to deeply care for, and skilfully constructed to keep you hooked'Culture Whisper
'A little gem... a wonderful evocation of human hope, endeavour and creativity'TheatreCat
19 Oct 2023Size: 198mm x 129mm
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