Christian Slater to star in Glengarry Glen Ross at London's Playhouse Theatre

Christian Slater to star in Glengarry Glen Ross at London's Playhouse Theatre

Updated On: May 1, 2018
By Nicki McIntyre
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    Christian Slater, internationally acclaimed star of stage and screen, will star in David Mamet’s acclaimed masterpiece, Glengarry Glen Ross, at the Playhouse Theatre this autumn.

    Christian Slater (Mr Robot, True Romance, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) leads a ‘deal chasing’ cutthroat sales team comprised of 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).

    Directed by Sam Yates, Glengarry Glen Ross returns to the West End for its first major revival in over a decade at the Playhouse Theatre for a limited 14 week season from 26 October 2017 to 3 February 2018.

    A ground-breaking modern classic, 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 (Vaudeville Theatre) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Gielgud/Garrick Theatre). His other stage credits include Spamalot (Hollywood Bowl) and The Glass Menagerie (Broadway) opposite Jessica Lange.

    Forthcoming films include King Cobra opposite James Franco, Bjorn Runge’s adaptation of Meg Wolitszer’s novel, The Wife and Emilio Estevez’s film The Public. Previous films include The Adderall Diaries, Nymphomaniac, Bobby, The Legend of Billie Jean, 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. His TV credits include Archer, Slater, The Lion Guard and Milo Murphy’s Law and his producing credits include Basil, Hard Rain (both of which he also starred in) 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 Brighton Bach Memoirs, Never So Good (all 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 (all Royal Exchange, Manchester), Measure for Measure, The Tempest, The Spanish Tragedy and Little Eyolf (all RSC), According to Hoyle (Hampstead Theatre), The Duchess of Malfi (Greenwich Theatre), In The Heart of America, Wrecks and Crimes of the Heart (Bush Theatre) and Hamlet (Sheffield Crucible).

    Robert’s TV credits include Cold Feet, Paranoid, The Musketeers, Close to the Enemy, Vera, The Guest Train Robbery, Miss Marple, The Care, We’ll Take Manhattan, Hustle (series 1-8), Appropriate Adult, Moving On: Skin Deep, Law and Order, Spooks (series 6-9), George Gently, Warriors: Spartacus, Murder, Legless, Ruby in the Smoke, Sirens, Midsomer Murders, Class of 76, Between the Sheets, A Touch of Frost, Heartbeat and Only Fools and Horses. His film credits include Journey’s End, Live by Night, Cryptic, Creation, Laissez Passer, The Visitors, All Forgotten, Secret Rapture and Quadrophenia.
    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. Kris’s stage credits include Ugly Lies the Bone (National Theatre), Fat Pig (Trafalgar Studios), The Revengers Tragedy (Southwark Playhouse), The Hypochondriac (Almeida), Invention of Love (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Happy Savages (Lyric Hammersmith), The Unexpected Guest (UK tour), Journey’s End (Kings Head) and Deathtrap (UK tour).

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

    Don Warrington’s (George Aaronow) 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). Don’s TV credits include Henry IX, Death In Paradise, The Five, The Ark, Chasing Shadows, Lewis, This Is Jinsy, Waking the Dead, Going Postal, Casualty, Law & Order, Diamond Geezer, Sunny D, New Street Law, Doctor Who, The Crouches, London and Manchild, All Star Comedy Show, Trial and Retribution, The Aramand Lannucci Show, Arabian Knights, Backup and The Professional Tusk Force.

    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 (Arts Theatre), Cymbeline (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), East is East (Trafalgar Studios/ UK Tour), The El. Train (Hoxton Hall), Billy Liar (Royal Exchange), Cornelius (Finborough Theatre/59E59 New York) and Mixed Marriage (Finborough Theatre). Sam’s screen credits include The Hope Rooms, Cymbeline, All’s Well That Ends Well, Love’s Labour’s Lost (The Complete Walk, Shakespeare’s Globe). In 2016 he was voted one of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow having previously featured as rising star in theatre in The Observer, and in GQ Magazine’s Men of the next 25 years for 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). Mamet is also the author of Warm and Cold, a book for children with drawings by Donald Sultan, and two other children’s books, Passover and The Duck and the Goat. His most recent books include True and False, Three Uses of the Knife, The Wicked Son, and Bambi Vs. Godzilla

    Glengarry Glen Ross tickets go on sale 8am Thursday 7th September 2017.