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Christian Slater to star in Glengarry Glen Ross revival in London

Christian Slater

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.

Glengarry Glen Ross is 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.

Following its premiere at the Cottesloe Theatre, for which it won the Olivier Award for Best New Play, it transferred to Broadway in 1984 and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Mamet went on to adapt his play for the screen in 1992, directed by James Foley, and starring Kevin Spacey, Ed Harris, Al Pacino, Jonathan Pryce and Alec Baldwin. Pacino and Pryce both went on to appear in revivals of the play in Broadway and in the West End respectively.

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 This, Guys and Dolls, Phedre 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.  

Glengarry Glen Ross at Playhouse Theatre will be directed by Sam Yates.

The play last appeared in London at the Apollo Theatre in 2007, and starred Jonathan Pryce as Shelly Levene) and Aidan Gillen as Richard Roma, alongside Paul Freeman, Matthew Marsh, Anthony Flanagan, Tom Smith, Shane Attwooll.

Glengarry Glen Ross tickets are now on sale.

Photo: EventPhotosNYC (flickr)


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