Sweat wins at Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The winners of the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2019 were announced on Sunday (24 November), with Sweat by Lynn Nottage taking home the prize for Best Play.

Nottage's topical drama, an examination of the American Dream focusing on struggling factory workers in one of the poorest cities in the US - had its UK premiere at the Donmar Warehouse, London, before transferring to the West End. Praised by Time Out as 'one of the great American plays', Sweat had previously won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Sweat won from an-all NHB shortlist, which also featured Downstate by Bruce Norris, ear for eye by debbie tucker green and Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. by Caryl Churchill.

Elsewhere, legendary director and NHB author Peter Brook was named as the recipient of the Lebedev Award, given for his outstanding contribution to British theatre.

See the full list of winners at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards here.

<em>Sweat</em> wins at Evening Standard Theatre Awards
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