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Last chance to see Christian Slater in Glengarry Glen Ross

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Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

AUDIENCES have under four weeks left to catch David Mamet’s cult classic Glengarry Glen Ross at the Playhouse Theatre. Directed by Sam Yates and starring Christian Slater, it must end on February 3, 2018.

Previously Posted: Christian Slater is returning to the West End to play Ricky Roma in David Mamet’s masterpiece, Glengarry Glen Ross. Directed by Sam Yates, it runs at the Playhouse Theatre from October 26, 2017 to February 3, 2018.

Slater is joined by Robert Glenister (as Dave Moss), Kris Marshall (John Williamson), Stanley Townsend (Shelley Levene) and Don Warrington (George Aaronow).

Lies. Greed. Corruption. It’s business as usual. Glengarry Glen Ross is 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 is an internationally acclaimed actor who recently won a Golden Globe and Critic’s 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.

His film credits include King Cobra opposite James Franco, Nymphomaniac, Bobby, Windtalkers, Broken Arrow, True Romance, Very Bad Things, Heathers, He Was a Quiet Man, The Contender, Bed of Roses, Murder in the First, Interview with a Vampire, Untamed Heart, Pump Up the Volume, The Name of the Rose, Tucker: The Man and His Dream and Gleaming the Cube, plus Bjorn Runge’s forthcoming adaptation of Meg Wolitszer’s novel, The Wife and Emilio Estevez’s The Public.

Slater has also appeared on television in Archer and Milo Murphy’s Law and he executive produced Very Bad Things.

Robert Glenister (Dave Moss) is best 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 Never So Good (National Theatre), The Late Middle Classes (Donmar Warehouse), Hedda Gabler (Theatre Royal Bath), The Winterling (Royal Court), Uncle Vanya, An Ideal Husband, The Idiot and The Voysey Inheritance (Royal Exchange, Manchester) and Measure for Measure, The Tempest, The Spanish Tragedy and Little Eyolf (RSC).

Glenister’s other TV credits include Cold Feet, The Musketeers, Vera, Miss Marple, Appropriate Adult, Law and Order, George Gently, Ruby in the Smoke, Sirens, Midsomer Murders, A Touch of Frost, Heartbeat and Only Fools and Horses. His film work includes Journey’s End, Live by Night, Cryptic, Creation, Laissez Passer, The Visitors, All Forgotten, Secret Rapture and Quadrophenia.

Kris Marshall 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.

His stage credits include Ugly Lies the Bone (National Theatre), Fat Pig (Trafalgar Studios), The Revengers Tragedy (Southwark Playhouse), The Hypochondriac (Almeida Theatre), Invention of Love Theatre Royal Haymarket, Happy Savages (Lyric Hammersmith), The Unexpected Guest (UK tour), Journey’s End (Kings Head Theatre) and Deathtrap (UK tour).

Stanley Townsend’s recent stage credits include The Girl from the North Country (Old Vic) and the lead in The Nether (Royal Court/West End). His other stage credits include Lear, Gethsemane, Guys and Dolls and Phedre (National Theatre), The Plough and the Stars (Young Vic), and Under the Blue Sky, The Alice Trilogy and The Shining City (Royal Court).

His screen credits include The Hollow Crown II, The Collection, The Tunnel (series two), Galavant, Fleming, 24 Live, Another Day, New Worlds, Quirke, Call The Midwife, The Shadow Line, Zen, Spooks, The Commander, Hustle, Waking the Dead and Sherlock (TV); Florence Foster Jenkins, The Voices, One Chance, Lovely Louise, Killing Bono, Happy Go Lucky, Into The West, In The Name of the Father, The Van, Tulse Luper and The Libertine (film).

Don Warrington’s stage credits include King Lear and All My Sons (Royal Exchange), Driving Miss Daisy (UK tour), A Statement of Regret and The Mysteries (National Theatre), Elmina’s Kitchen (Garrick Theatre) and The Merchant of Venice (Birmingham Repertory Theatre).

As a director, his credits include Rising Damp (UK Number 1 Tour), Rum and Coca Cola (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and The Coloured Museum (Talawa Theatre Company at the V&A).

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, the play was adapted by 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.

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 individuals under financial pressure.

Glengarry Glen Ross is produced by ATG Productions, Act Productions and Glass Half Full Productions.

To book tickets, call the box office on 0844 871 7631 or visit www.atgtickets.com/shows/glengarry-glen-ross/playhouse-theatre/ or www.glengarrywestend.com/.

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