Christian Slater leads a killer ensemble cast in the return of David Mamet’s cult classic play Glengarry Glen Ross, which sees a team of cut-throat Chicago real estate agents strive to close sales – by any means necessary.
Lies. Greed. Corruption. Business as usual. Glengarry Glen Ross takes place in the office of a group of cut-throat 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 four increasingly desperate Chicago employees are fighting to win. But as time and luck begin to run out, one thing becomes clear: close the deal and you’ve won a Cadillac; blow the deal and you’re out.
Christian Slater (Mr. Robot) stars as smooth talking sales shark Ricky Roma, alongside Kris Marshall (My Family) as John Williamson, Robert Glenister (Hustle) as Dave Moss, Stanley Townsend (Girl From The North Country) as Shelley ‘The Machine’ Levene, and Don Warrington (Death In Paradise) as George Aaronow.
Glengarry Glen Ross has won every major dramatic award on both sides of the Atlantic, making it an extraordinary theatrical success story. Its sensational world premiere at the National Theatre in 1983 earned it the Olivier Award for Best Play, whilst its 1984 Broadway premiere garnered multiple Tony Award nominations and, just a year later, it won the Pulitzer Award for Drama.
In 1992 Glengarry Glen Ross was adapted by David Mamet into an Academy Award nominated film featuring an all-star cast including Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey and Jonathan Pryce.
Now the trailblazing modern classic is back on the London stage, directed by Sam Yates and running at the Playhouse Theatre for a strictly limited 14-week West End season. Glengarry Glen Ross plays from 26 October to 3 February 2018.
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