INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED STAR OF STAGE & SCREEN CHRISTIAN SLATER RETURNS TO THE WEST END IN DAVID MAMET'S GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
Internationally acclaimed star of stage & screen Christian Slater returns to the West End in David Mamet's Olivier & Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross
Alongside fellow sales sharks;
Robert Glenister, Kris Marshall, Stanley Townsend & Don Warrington
Directed by Sam Yates
Running from 26 October - 3 February at The Playhouse Theatre
Christian Slater (Mr Robot, True Romance, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), Robert Glenister (Hustle, Spooks), Kris Marshall (Death in Paradise, Love Actually, My Family), Stanley Townsend (Girl from the North Country, The Nether)and Don Warrington (Death in Paradise, Rising Damp) are the deal chasing cut throat sales team in David Mamet's acclaimed masterpiece, Glengarry Glen Ross, which returns to the West End this Autumn for its first major revival in over a decade. This ground-breaking modern classic runs for a limited 14 week season at the Playhouse Theatre, from 26 October 2017 to 3 February 2018.
Glengarry Glen Ross premiered at the National Theatre in 1983 and won the Olivier Award for Best Play and subsequently the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In 1992 Mamet adapted the play for film, with a cast including Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Kevin Spacey and Jonathan Pryce.
At a time of fierce debate about the American Dream and what it represents, Glengarry Glen Ross is a lacerating satire for modern society, highlighting how economic austerity can affect the morality and greed of individual's under financial pressure.
Glengarry Glen Ross is produced by ATG Productions, Act Productions and Glass Half Full Productions.
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.
Christian Slater (Richard Roma)is an internationally acclaimed actor who recently won a Golden Globe and Critics Choice award for his role in Mr Robot, for which he is also a producer.
He was last on the London stage in Swimming with Sharks at the Vaudeville Theatre and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at the Gielgud/Garrick Theatre. His other stage credits include Spamalot at the Hollywood Bowl and The Glass Menagerie, opposite Jessica Lange, on Broadway.
Robert Glenister (Dave Moss)isbest known from TV roles including Ash Morgan in Hustle, and Nicholas Blake in Spooks. His stage credits include Great Britain, Blue Remembered Hills, Ting Tang Mine, Fathers and Sons and Brighton Bach Memoirs, Never So Good all for the National Theatre, The Late Middle Classes at the Donmar Warehouse, Hedda Gabler for Theatre Royal Bath, The Winterling at the Royal Court, Uncle Vanya, An Ideal Husband, The Idiot and The Voysey Inheritance all for the Royal Exchange, Manchester, Measure for Measure, The Tempest, The Spanish Tragedy and Little Eyolf all for the RSC, According to Hoyle at Hampstead Theatre, The Duchess of Malfi at Greenwich Theatre, In The Heart of America, Wrecks and Crimes of the Heart at the Bush Theatre and Hamlet at Sheffield Crucible.
Kris Marshall (John Williamson)is most recognized for screen roles including Nick Harper in My Family (for which he received the Best Newcomer award at the 2002 British Comedy Awards), Colin Frissell in Love Actually, Dave in Citizen Khan and DI Humphrey Goodman in Death in Paradise.
Stanley Townsend's(Shelley Levene) recent stage credits include The Girl from the North Country at the Old Vic, and the lead in The Nether at the Royal Court/West End. Other stage credits include King Lear, Gethsemane, Guys and Dolls and Phedre at the National Theatre, The Plough and the Stars at the Young Vic, Under the Blue Sky, The Alice Trilogy and The Shining City all at the Royal Court Theatre.
Don Warrington's (George Aaronow) stage credits includeKing Lear and All My Sons at the Royal Exchange, Driving Miss Daisy on UK tour, A Statement of Regret and The Mysteries at the National Theatre, Elmina's Kitchen at the Garrick Theatre and The Merchant of Venice for the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
Sam Yates's (Director) is currently directing Desire Under the Elms, which runs at the Sheffield Crucible from 21 September. Other directing credits include Murder Ballad at the Arts Theatre, Cymbeline with Pauline McLynn & Joseph Marcell at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, East is Eastwith Jane Horrocks & Ayub Khan Din at Trafalgar Studios followed by two national tours, The El. Trainwith Ruth Wilson at Hoxton Hall, Billy Liar at the Royal Exchange, Cornelius at the Finborough Theatre and 59E59 New York and Mixed Marriage at the Finborough Theatre.
David Mamet (Playwright) is the author of the plays November, Boston Marriage, Faustus, Oleanna, Glengarry Glen Ross (1984 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award), American Buffalo, The Old Neighborhood, Life in the Theatre, Speed-the-Plow, Edmond, Lakeboat, The Water Engine, The Woods, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Reunion and The Cryptogram (1995 Obie Award). His translations and adaptations include Faustus, Red River by Pierre Laville and The Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekov. His films include The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Verdict, The Untouchables, House of Games (writer/director), Oleanna (writer/director), Homicide (writer/director), The Spanish Prisoner (writer/director), Heist (writer/director), Spartan (writer/director) and Redbelt (writer/director).
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