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Christian Slater sells American satire in the West End
Fans of the cult TV series Mr Robot will be pleased to see that Christian Slater is in town, wowing the West End with his dynamic performance in a new production of Glengarry Glen Ross.
As series three of the award-winning US TV drama hits our screens, Slater, who plays Mr Robot of the title, takes to the stage for a revival of David Mamet's modern classic.
He's joined by a stellar cast of Robert Glenister, (who can be seen in series six of the UK comedy Cold Feet) Kris Marshall, Stanley Townsend and Don Warrington, under the direction of Sam Yates.
The action is set in Chicago, where a group of cut-throat salesmen are willing to do whatever it takes to seal the deal. The stakes are high in the race to be top dog, and as four employees battle for dominance, they resort to increasingly desperate measures to succeed. Lies, greed, corruption - it's all in a day's work.
The play won the 1983 Olivier Award for Best Play and the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and was later adapted for screen in the 1992 film starring Jack Lemmon and Al Pacino. Coming at a time of great disillusionment with the American Dream, its biting social satire seems as relevant as ever.
Glengarry Glen Ross runs at The Playhouse Theatre Northumberland Avenue, London WC2 for a 14-week season, from October 26th 2017 to February 3rd 2018. Performances are at 7:45pm daily, excluding Sundays, with a matinee performance every Thursday and Saturday at 2:30pm. Tickets are priced from £30. The play contains strong language and is unsuitable for children.