Glengarry Glen Ross at Playhouse Theatre tickets
Glengarry Glen Ross at Playhouse Theatre tickets

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About the show

Sam Yates directs a major revival of David Mamet’s multi-award winning 1980’s play Glengarry Glen Ross at London’s Playhouse Theatre, marking the first return of the production to the West End since the 2007 Apollo Theatre show, starring Jonathan Pryce. Playing for a limited 14-week season, the revival features a star-studded cast, including acclaimed American actor Christian Slater.

Lies, greed and corruption are all part of the game. Set in a high-pressure, cut-throat Chicago office, a group of salesmen are willing to go to any lengths to secure a deal. Whether legal or not, they are determined to push as much real estate as possible. But as time and luck begins to run out, one thing becomes painfully clear. Close the deal and you’re a winner. Lose the lead and you’re out.

Christian Slater, well-known for his appearances in Heathers and Mr Robot, returns to the West End for the first time since starring in the acclaimed 2004 and 2007 productions of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Further casting includes Kris Marshall (Love Actually, Death in Paradise), Don Warrington (Death in Paradise), Robert Glenister (Hustle, Law & Order: UK) and Stanley Townsend (Florence Foster Jenkins).

Originally premiering at the National Theatre in 1983, directed by Bill Bryden, Glengarry Glen Ross went on to receive its Broadway premiere in the following year. After receiving tremendous critical acclaim, the production received every major theatre award, including the 1983 Olivier Award for Best Play and the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Sam Yates directs the production, with previous credits including Murder Ballad at the Arts Theatre and East is East at Trafalgar Studios. From the writer behind plays including American Buffalo and Speed-the-Plow, Glengarry Glen Ross is a pertinent play that remains startlingly relevant at a time when the debate of the American Dream is under fierce scrutiny.

Featuring an all-star cast, Glengarry Glen Ross plays a strictly limited season at the Playhouse Theatre. The production runs from October 26th 2017 to February 3rd 2018, with an official press night on November 9th 2017.

Recommended for

Fans of David Mamet’s work will enjoy this major revival of one of his most celebrated plays, making it one of the hottest tickets in the West End. Featuring a star-studded cast, this is a one-off opportunity to catch it in the West End. Those who enjoyed American Buffalo with Damian Lewis should be sure to get tickets to this fantastic show too.

Age Recommendations: Not suitable for under 12's

Dates and times

Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 26 Oct 2017
Press night: 09 Nov 2017
Booking from: 16 Feb 2018
Booking until: 10 Feb 2018

Location and map

Playhouse Theatre
Northumberland Ave
London, WC2N 5DE

51 Reviews Add review

Glengarry Glen Ross saw some very fine acting performances, particularly from Christian Slater and Stanley Townsend. I was however... More

joc78 5"4, 380 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Superb stage play. Everyone was on form. Sharp delivery, energy, and pace. The time just whistled by. The real star of this though,... More

dickymail121 6'0, 23 reviews, 0 helpful votes

David Mamet’s writing is so slick, fast, and overlapping, it’s a treat to listen to. Especially when delivered so well. The acting... More

dickymail121 6'0, 23 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Great writing, christian slater was great. It didn't need an interval at all, they should have pushed though to make it just one act... More

nathandowling 25 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The play itself, though very good, is short and loses something of the character and plot development it could otherwise have. Also,... More

londontheatrefan 5'4", 191 reviews, 5 helpful votes

The play was very good. Christian Slater was brilliant and the rest of the cast were pretty good too.

lynnew 5' 3", 28 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Liked it but initial monologues a bit boring - but positioned the story. Second half was good. Very short. Recommend this as long as... More

mikeconlan999 5"10, 44 reviews, 1 helpful vote

This is a play about real estate agents in the 80s and what they will do to get a sale - full of characters, achievements, egos, pathos... More

TheatreCrazyMum 5'3", 32 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Great acting, particularly the guy who plays Shelley. Christian Slater also very good. Lots of swearing, even the C word. Not a problem... More

mongocandy 5'4", 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes