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Final casting announced for Glengarry Glen Ross at Richmond Theatre and on tour

Casting news

FINAL casting has been announced for David Mamet’s darkly funny classic, Glengarry Glen Ross which visits Richmond Theatre from April 15 to April 20, 2019 as part of a UK tour.

Joining previously announced Mark Benton (as Shelly ‘The Machine’ Levene) and Nigel Harman (Ricky Roma) are Denis Conway (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) as Dave Moss; Wil Johnson (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead) as George Aaronow; Scott Sparrow (King Lear) as John Williamson; James Staddon (Goodnight Mister Tom) as James Lingk; and Zephryn Taitte (The Jungle Book) as Baylen.

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.

As well as numerous television credits, Mark Benton’s stage work includes: As You Like It, Invisible Friends, Accidental Death and Devil’s Disciple (National Theatre), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (UK Tour), Hairspray (UK Tour), Hobson’s Choice (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), The Railway Children (Waterloo Station), The Wind in the Willows (Northern Stage), As You Like It (International Tour), Richard III (RSC), Hurly Burly (Old Vic), The Front Page (Donmar Warehouse), Kosher Harry (Royal Court), Comedians (Lyric Hammersmith) and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Nottingham Playhouse).

Nigel Harman’s stage credits include: A Chorus of Disapproval (Harold Pinter Theatre), I Can’t Sing! (London Palladium), Shrek The Musical (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Celebration (Gate Theatre, Dublin), True West (Sheffield Crucible), Public Property (Trafalgar Studios), Three Days of Rain (Apollo Theatre), The Common Pursuit (Menier Chocolate Factory), The Caretaker (Tricycle Theatre/Sheffield Theatre/UK Tour), Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly Theatre), Privates on Parade (Donmar Warehouse), Three Sisters and My One and Only (Chichester Festival Theatre), Lady in the Van (Birmingham Rep), Much Ado About Nothing and The Pirates of Penzance (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Mamma Mia! (Prince Edward Theatre), Damn Yankees (Adelphi Theatre) and Tommy (Shaftesbury Theatre).

Harman’s screen credits include: Cuckoo 4, Mount Pleasant, Downton Abbey, City of Vice, EastEnders, Hotel Babylon, Lark Rise to Candleford, Red Cap, The Outsiders, Patience, Telstar and Blood Diamond.

Produced by ATG Productions, Act Productions and Glass Half Full Productions, Glengarry Glen Ross is directed by Sam Yates and has designs by Chiara Stephenson and lighting by Richard Howell.

The production will open on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking, and will then visit Birmingham, Plymouth, Cheltenham, Cambridge, Bath, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Glasgow, Richmond, Brighton and Cardiff.