‘a tip-top cast headed by Christian Slater’
‘Christian Slater does a fine job’
‘the play does not date’
David Mamet’s acclaimed masterpiece Glengarry Glen Ross receives its first major revival in over a decade at London’s Playhouse Theatre, directed by Sam Yates. Returning to the West End for the first time since the 2008 production at the Apollo Theatre, the ground-breaking contemporary classic plays a limited 14 week season, featuring a star-studded cast.
Lies. Greed. Corruption. It’s all business as usual. Glengarry Glen Ross takes place in the office of a group of cut-throat Chicago salesmen, willing to go to any lengths to get sales, legal or not. Pitting against each other, it’s a high-stakes competition to get one up on each other, and soon the increasingly desperate four employees are fighting to win. But as time and luck begin to run out, one thing becomes clear: close the deal and you win; blow the deal and you’re out.
Receiving its world premiere at the National Theatre in 1983, and its Broadway premiere in the following year, the pertinent play has received every major dramatic award, including the 1983 Olivier Award for Best Play and the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Later, Mamet adapted his play into a 1992 film starring Jack Lemmon and Al Pacino.
At a time when the American Dream is under fierce debate, Glengarry Glen Ross is a searing commentary on society that remains strikingly relevant in the modern day. Playing a strictly limited season at the West End’s Playhouse Theatre, the production runs from October 26th 2017 to February 3rd 2018.
Cast and Creative
Sam Yates directs, with previous credits including Murder Ballad at the Arts Theatre, Cymbeline at Shakespeare’s Globe and East is East at Trafalgar Studios.
Glengarry Glen Ross features a stellar cast, including American actor Christian Slater, who has starred in Broadway productions including The Glass Menagerie, Side Man and The Music Man. Further cast members include Kris Marshall (Love Actually, Death in Paradise), Robert Glenister (Hustle, Law & Order: UK), Stanley Townsend (Florence Foster Jenkins) and Don Warrington (Death in Paradise).
Show Lengths and Times
Glengarry Glen Ross runs at the Playhouse Theatre London for a limited 14 week season, from October 26th 2017 to February 3rd 2018. Performances are at at 7:45pm every day, excluding Sundays, with a matinee every Thursday and Saturday at 2:30pm.
Act 1 runs at 35 minutes and Act 2 runs at 50 minutes, including a 20 minutes interval.
Suitable for Children?
Glengarry Glen Ross is recommended for those aged 13 and up.
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