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Glengarry Glen Ross

by David Mamet
directed by Jay Walsh

Glengarry Glen Ross

"Glengarry Glen Ross" is writer David Mamet's masterpiece. In the 1984 classic, his rapid, incisive dialogue is quicker and more brutal than in any other play he's written, and the characters all exhibit a kind of rowdy vileness and vitriolic disposition that is appalling, engaging and astounding. Mamet's message is not just that real estate is a cutthroat business; the real focus of Mamet's 1984 Pulitzer Prize winning play, is the struggle between men - the need for a weak, hurting, woeful individual to lash out against those who prevent him from being better; and the need for those at the top of their game to slander those they know are starving.

Times are tough in a New York real-estate office; the salesmen (Shelley Levene, Ricky Roma, Dave Moss, and George Aaronow) are given a strong incentive to succeed in a sales contest. The prizes? First prize is a Cadillac Eldorado, second prize is a set of steak knives, third prize is the sack! There is no room for losers in this dramatically masculine world; only "closers" will get the good sales leads. There is a lot of pressure to succeed, so a robbery is committed which has unforeseen consequences for all the characters.

This is a play with adult themes and some language we would suggest not suitable for children.

Saturday 18 to Saturday 25 September 2010
Performances at 7.45p.m. except for Sunday, 19th September, 4p.m.

There is also a matinee at 3p.m. on Saturday, 25th September. There is no performance on Wednesday 22nd September.

Please enquire of the Box Office before booking tickets as to the extent of the provision available at the Mary Wallace Theatre for those with disabilities.

Other past productions

  1. Joking Apart - Alan Ayckbourn
  2. The 39 Steps - John Buchan (Adapted by Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon)
  3. Macbeth - William Shakespeare
  4. Romeo and Juliet - A Senior Youth Theatre Production - William Shakespeare
  5. Bette and Joan - Anton Burge
  6. The Railway Children (stage version) - E. Nesbit adapted by Mike Kenny
  7. Richard II - William Shakespeare
  8. Kindertransport - Diane Samuels
  9. The Tempest - William Shakespeare
  10. The Death of Miss Gloria Starr - Devised by the cast
  11. Metamorphosis - Steven Berkoff, from the classic story by Franz Kafka
  12. The Seagull - Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Torben Betts
  13. The History of Cardenio - William Shakespeare, John Fletcher and Gary Taylor
  14. The Snow Dragons - Lizzie Nunnery
  15. The Weir - Conor McPherson
  16. Oh! What a Lovely War - Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop
  17. The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare
  18. Tom and Viv - Michael Hastings
  19. As You Like It - William Shakespeare
  20. Toad of Toad Hall - A. A. Milne - A play from Kenneth Grahame’s book ‘The Wind in the Willows’ Music by H Fraser-Simson
  21. Collaborators - John Hodge
  22. Boeing-Boeing - Marc Camoletti translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans
  23. We Are Three Sisters - Blake Morrison
  24. THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO - Lee Hall from Carlo Collodi’s original tale
  25. The White Devil - John Webster
  26. The Adventures of Dick Whittington and his Cat - Dickon Williamson
  27. King Lear - William Shakespeare
  28. The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare
  29. Coraline - from the novel by Neil Gaiman
  30. Night Must Fall - Emlyn Williams
  31. All’s Well that Ends Well - William Shakespeare
  32. The Government Inspector - Nikolai Gogol, adapted by D. J. Campbell
  33. Uncle Vanya - Anton Chekhov, in a version by Christopher Hampton
  34. Egad! The Woman in White - Tim Kelly
  35. Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett, adapted by Stephen Briggs
  36. Master Shakeshafte - Peter Parkinson
  37. Love’s Labour’s Lost - William Shakespeare
  38. Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Salman Rushdie, Tim Supple and David Tushingham
  39. From These Green Heights - Dermot Bolger
  40. Othello - William Shakespeare
  41. Blood Wedding (Youth Theatre) - Federico García Lorca - Translation by Gwynne Edwards
  42. The Chalk Garden - Enid Bagnold
  43. A Tender Thing - Ben Power
  44. The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
  45. Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare
  46. Educating Rita - Willy Russell
  47. The Merry Wives of Windsor - William Shakespeare
  48. Robin Hood - David Barrett
  49. Double Bill: Leonardo’s Last Supper and Laughter (Part II) - Peter Barnes
  50. Designs on Ladies - Georges Feydeau, translated by David King, adapted by Rodney Figaro
  51. Rhinoceros - Eugene Ionesco, translated by Martin Crimp
  52. Once in a Lifetime - Moss Hart & George S Kaufman
  53. The Deep Blue Sea - Terence Rattigan
  54. Dracula - Liz Lochhead adapted from Bram Stoker's novel
  55. Henry VIII or All is True (staged reading) - William Shakespeare & John Fletcher
  56. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery - David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin jr.
  57. Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
  58. Around The World in 8 Plays - Patrick Greene and Jason Pizzarello
  59. In the Club - Richard Bean
  60. Measure for Measure - William Shakespeare
  61. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens, adapted by Jo Clifford
  62. Peter Pan - JM Barrie (John Caird and Trevor Nunn)
  63. Taking Sides - Ronald Harwood
  64. Aladdin - John Crocker - Music & Lyrics by Eric Gilder
  65. Little Gem - Elaine Murphy
  66. Vita & Virginia - Eileen Atkins
    adapted from correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West
  67. Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare
  68. Tom Paine - Paul Foster
  69. Youth Theatre Double Bill - Will Averill: Cinderella: Or How Pipsqueak the Mouse Became a Stallion. 'Crinkley Bottom............' was devised in-house
  70. Gormenghast - John Constable adapted from the novel by Mervyn Peake
  71. This Story of Yours - John Hopkins
  72. King John - William Shakespeare
  73. Pygmalion - Bernard Shaw
  74. Fallen Angels - Noel Coward
  75. A Month in the Country - Ivan Turgenev - adapted into English by Emlyn Williams
  76. A Midsummer Night’s Dream - William Shakespeare
  77. A Vampire Story - Moira Buffini
  78. Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll - dramatised by Adrian Mitchell
  79. The Odd Couple (female version) - Neil Simon
  80. The Beauty Queen of Leenane - Martin McDonagh
  81. Antony and Cleopatra - William Shakespeare
  82. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - Tom Stoppard
  83. Gaslight - Patrick Hamilton
  84. Cymbeline - William Shakespeare
  85. Iron - Rona Munro
  86. Confusions - Alan Ayckbourn
  87. Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare
  88. I Hate Shakespeare - Steph DeFerie
  89. Moonlight and Magnolias - Ron Hutchinson
  90. Lulu - Frank Wedekind, in a version by Peter Barnes
  91. Macbeth - William Shakespeare
  92. Whipping It Up - Steve Thompson
  93. Harvey - Mary Chase
  94. Happy Days - Samuel Beckett
  95. Days of Wine and Roses - Owen McCafferty
Richmond Shakespeare Society
The Mary Wallace Theatre The Embankment,
Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3DU
Box Office 07484 927 662
(between 10 am and 7 pm only please)

“The elements be kind to thee, and make thy spirits all of comfort: fare thee well!” Antony & Cleopatra, Act iii, Sc.2