Glengarry Glen Ross

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Glengarry Glen Ross closed on 03 February 2018.

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Written by David Mamet in the ‘80s, Glengarry Glen Ross is a play set across two days in the lives of a group of American real estate agents who are battling it out to sell undesirable land by any means necessary. The play gets its title from said property, the Glengarry Highlands, and Glen Ross Farms, which was sold as part of a lucrative deal in the past.  It is set between a Chinese restaurant and a sales office in Chicago.

Glengarry Glen Ross opened in London at the Playhouse Theatre on 26th October 2017 and will run until 3rd February 2018, starring Christian SlaterKris Marshall, Robert Glenister, Stanley Townsend and Don Warrington.

Glengarry Glen Ross premiered at the National Theatre in 1983, directed by Bill Bryden. It starred Derek Newark, Karl Johnson, Trevor Ray, James Grant and Jack Shepherd, and following great success, went on to win the Olivier Award for Best New Play the same year. In 1984, the play opened in Chicago, the city in which it is set, before transferring to Broadway. It ran at the John Golden Theatre for 378 shows, and was described as a “scalding comedy” by the New York Times’ Frank Rich. The show’s success led to the play winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as four Tony Award nominations.

The story was adapted for the screen in the early 1990s, directed by James Foley, and boasted a cast of great actors including Jack Lemmon, Kevin Spacey, Ed Harris, Al Pacino, Jonathan Pryce and Alec Baldwin (for whom a new part was written specifically for).

The play was last performed in London in 2007, when it ran at the Apollo Theatre directed by James MacDonald. The production also featured actor Jonathan Pyrce, who played James Lingk in the film adaptation, as Shelly Levene, a once-successful salesman who has fallen on tough times.

Christian Slater’s previous London theatre credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Gielgud Theate, Garrick Theatre), Swimming with Sharks (Vaudeville Theatre). 

Kris Marshall is best known for his roles in sitcom My Family and the film Love Actually. His most recent stage role was in Ugly Lies the Bone at the National, in which he played Kelvin. Don Warrington has performed with the National, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Bristol Old Vic. In 2016, Warrington played the titular character in Talawa Theatre Company’s King Lear, for which he garnered wide acclaim.

Stanley Townsend’s previous London theatre credits include Remember ThisGuys and DollsPhedre and Happy Now? at the National Theatre. Robert Glenister is best known for his roles in Hustle, and Spooks. His theatre work is predominately with the Royal Exchange in Manchester, where he has appeared in The Idiot, An Ideal Husband and, most recently, Uncle Vanya.  

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Glengarry Glen Ross running time: 
Approximately 2 hours including the interval.
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Lies. Greed. Corruption. It’s business as usual.

Set in an office of cut-throat Chicago salesmen. Pitched in a high-stakes competition against each other, four increasingly desperate employees will do anything, legal or otherwise, to sell the most real estate. As time and luck start to run out, the mantra is simple: close the deal and you've won a Cadillac; blow the lead and you're f****d.

The show contains strong language and is recommended for 13+.
By:
David Mamet
Director:
Sam Yates
Cast list:
Christian Slater, Kris Marshall, Robert Glenister, Stanley Townsend and Don Warrington

Playhouse Theatre

Address:
Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE
Nearest tube:
Embankment

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David Mamet's blistering, turbo-charged burst of testosterone Glengarry Glen Ross always has to walk a tightrope between its sweary machismo and the sweaty exposure of the vulnerabilities beneath its characters' bluster. There are occasions when the tightly-wound tensions in this new, starry West End production slacken, but this is still a lean, mean rollercoaster peek behind the scenes of a... Read more

Latest Glengarry Glen Ross News & Features

Video: Christian Slater and cast talk Glengarry Glen Ross
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Ahead of the play’s opening in London tonight, we sat down with the cast and creatives of Glengarry Glen Ross, including its star Christian Slater, to talk about the show. David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is about a group of real estate salesmen who are tasked with selling some undesirable land. The play premiered at the National in the ‘80s, and was later adapted into a Hollywood film starring Al Pacino, Ed Harris and Alec Baldwin.

Christian Slater
Christian Slater to star in Glengarry Glen Ross revival in London
Monday, September 4, 2017

David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross is to be revived in London 34 years after it premiered at the National Theatre. The play will star Christian Slater and run at the Playhouse Theatre from 26th October to 3rd February, with an official opening on 9th November. The cast also includes Kris Marshall, Robert Glenister, Stanley Townsend and Don Warrington.

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