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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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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Mayflower, Southampton

Cast members of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Author: Jeffrey Lane Director: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: David Jobson   Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a musical based on the 1988 Michael Caine and Steve Martin movie. The musical premiered in the West End in 2014 and now is coming to the end of a nationwide tour. It's a musical comedy that plays homage to classics such as Anything Goes, Kiss ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Book: Jeffrey Lane Music and Lyrics: David Yazbek Director and Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Jess Rowe "It was a ball! It was a blast!" Smashing it directly from London’s West End, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels cons Cardiff into stitches after its opening night in the city. Based on the 80s movie starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine, the show is situated ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Liverpool Empire Theatre

Book: Jeffrey Lane Music and Lyrics: David Yazbek Director and Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Grace Galloway   Taken directly from its successful West End run at The Savoy Theatre in London, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is now taking on a national tour, entertaining audiences with its comedy, slick choreography and overall show stopping performances. With the addition of some well-known stars ...

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – The Grand, Leeds

Cast members of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Book: Jeffrey Lane Music &Lyrics:David Yazbek Director &Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell Reviewer: Rob Atkinson After a successful West End run, this highly enjoyable musical is now entertaining audiences around the country with a vivid mixture of comedy, musical excellence and brilliant choreography as an unlikely and convoluted tale unfolds of two chalk-and-cheese villains operating on the Côte d'Azur of yesteryear. That ...

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