Christian Slater will head a revival of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross at London’s Playhouse Theatre.
The 80’s Hollywood heart throb will be joined on stage by 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) as the ‘deal chasing’ cut-throat sales team in Mamet’s modern classic.
Christian Slater was last on 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.
Slater’s recent Golden Globe winning performance in US series Mr Robot and roles in King Cobra opposite James Franco and Nymphomaniac are a return to form for the former 80s/90s star.
Mamet’s trailblazing classic premiered at the National Theatre in 1983 and was revived in the West End 10 years ago with Jonathan Pryce at the Apollo Theatre.
The Pulitzer Prize winning satire about society and how economic austerity can affect the morality and greed of individuals under financial pressure is as relevant today as it was in the 1983.
Glengarry Glen Ross runs from 26 October 2017 until 3 February 2018 at the Playhouse Theatre.