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Glengarry Glen Ross – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: David Mamet Director: Sam Yates Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys There are no means, moral or otherwise, left unutilised to secure a sale, be it by lying, cheating or stealing, in David Mamet’s Olivier, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Glengarry Glen Ross. A searing portrait not only the dog-eat-dog world of US real estate in the 1980s, but of the consequences of ...

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Glengarry Glen Ross – Milton Keynes Theatre

Writer: David Mamet Director: Sam Yates Reviewer: Maggie Constable Be warned! If you are heading to Milton Keynes Theatre this week, you may feel you are being inveigled into buying some very dodgy property such as Glen Ross Farm. On the other hand, it could just be that you are watching four U.S purveyors of real estate compete with each ...

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Glengarry Glen Ross, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: David Mamet Director: Sam Yates Reviewer: Joan Phillips Take yourself back to early 80’s corporate America. Shades of beige and shiny suits, double-breasted jackets and slicked back hair. This is the age of sales targets, machismo, the era of success or failure. This is where the lines of professional salesmanship blur with lies, greed, and corruption. First staged at ...

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Glengarry Glen Ross – The Alexandra, Birmingham

Writer: David Mamet Director: Sam Yates Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Four glib and fast-talking salesmen are increasingly desperate to sell what is frankly undesirable real estate to unsuspecting prospects. Their worldview is concentrated on getting to the top of the office leaderboard and winning a Cadillac. They’ll do anything to clinch the deal. But their fates are also in the hands ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Glengarry Glen Ross – Rialto Theatre

Glengarry Glen Ross

Writer: David Mamet Director: Roger Kay Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross is a terrific play, stuffed full of authentic dialogue, brimming with testosterone, and – like all great 20th Century transatlantic drama from O’Neill to Labute – saying something really quite profound about the American Dream. It effortlessly draws one into the dog eat dog world ...

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Sexual Perversity in Chicago – Salford Arts Theatre, Salford

Writer: David Mamet Reviewer: Donna Kelly Following their successful Manchester Rep Season, it’s clear that 1956 Theatre don’t shy away from a challenge. Last year the company tackled four plays in just four weeks, from Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger to an ambitious and original Juke Box Baby. This year, they return to Salford Arts Theatre with a fresh take of ...

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NEWS: Damian Lewis to star in American Buffalo

Producers have today announced that Damian Lewiswill return to the West End stage to star in a major new revival ofDavid Mamet’s American Buffalo,directed byDaniel Evans,at Wyndham’s Theatre for a strictly limited run from16 April – 27 June 2015. Winning the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for best play, Mamet’s explosive drama examines the fickle nature of honour among ...

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Speed-The-Plow, Playhouse Theatre, London

Writer: David Mamet Director: Lindsay Posner Reviewer: Cavelle Leigh   Speed-The-Plow, a play originating in 1988 tells the story of two American big wigs, big cheeses, or head honchoes as it were, keen to land their next big break as producers in Hollywood. Being in no way predictable both find themselves and their ambitions thwarted when a young and attractive ...

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