Lynn Nottage’s Clyde’s to make European premiere at Donmar Warehouse

Lynn Nottage’s Clyde’s will make its European premiere at the Donmar Warehouse this autumn.

Forming part of the venue’s 30th birthday season, the production will open on 19 October, with previews from 13 October and runs until 2 December.

It will reunite double Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and director Lynette Linton as a follow up to their Donmar smash hit Sweat which transferred to the West End.

Making up the cast are Ronkẹ Adékọluẹ́jọ́ (Letitia), Patrick Gibson (Jason), Gbemisola Ikumelo (Clyde), Sebastian Orozco (Rafael) and Giles Terera (Montrellous).

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.

The production has design by Frankie Bradshaw, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick, sound design by George Dennis and movement direction by Kane Husbands with composer Duramaney Kamara.

Clyde’s will be followed by a new production of Macbeth, starring David Tennant.

Michael Longhurst, Artistic Director, said: “For my penultimate season announcement I am thrilled to share two more productions to round off our 30th birthday year. First, we have the European première of Lynn Nottage’s hilarious and uplifting Clyde’s directed by Lynette Linton, fresh from her Critics’ Circle Best Director win. Clyde’s follows their astonishing production of Sweat staged at the Donmar, and the West End, in 2019.

“And I am so excited to witness David Tennant’s portrayal of Macbeth, in what will be an unmissable production directed by Max Webster. We are also proud to share an adapted version of our last Shakespeare production Henry V with young people in Camden and Westminster in our next Schools’ tour, created by artists from our training programme.”

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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