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Glengarry Glen Ross – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: David Mamet Director: Sam Yates Reviewer: Maryam Philpott “We’re a dying breed” super salesman Ricky Roma announces in the closing moments of David Mamet’s finest play, a statement about the end of the traditional salesman and the personal skills that died with them. Sam Yates’ touring production setting-up shop at the Richmond Theatre for a week is a powerful ...

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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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Leave Taking – Bush Theatre, London

Writer: Winsome Pinnock Director: Madani Younis Reviewer: Richard Maguire Leave Taking was first produced in 1987, and yet parts of it are eerily contemporary. In this play about first and second generation immigrants from Jamaica, one character exclaims he is worried that he may be deported as his papers may not be in order despite the fact that he is a ...

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A Wolf In Snakeskin Shoes – Tricycle Theatre, London

Writer: Marcus Gardley Director: Indhu Rubasingham Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Hypocrisy turns up in many guises, at any time and in any place. In 17th Century France, Molière embodied the trait in the character of Tartuffe and now American playwright Marcus Gardley finds it in modern day Atlanta, giving his new verse play the alternative title: The Gospel of Tartuffe. ...

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