Mark Benton and Nigel Harman will star in Sam Yates’ hit West End production of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross which will embark on a nationwide tour from 14 February 2019, opening at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking.
The production will then visit Birmingham, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Glasgow, Richmond, Brighton and Cardiff, with further tour dates to be announced shortly.
Taking on the roles of salesmen Shelley ‘The Machine’ Levene and the ruthless Ricky Roma are Mark Benton (Waterloo Road, As You Like It, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hobson’s Choice) and Olivier Award-winning Nigel Harman (EastEnders, A Chorus of Disapproval, Shrek the Musical) respectively, with further casting to be announced.
Set in an office of cut-throat Chicago salesmen. Pitched in a high-stakes competition against each other, four increasingly desperate employees will do anything, legal or otherwise, to sell the most real estate. As time and luck start to run out, the mantra is simple: close the deal and you’ve won a Cadillac; blow the lead and you’re f****d.
The production has designs by Chiara Stephenson and lighting by Richard Howell and is produced by ATG Productions, Act Productions and Glass Half Full Productions.
Mark Benton’s (Shelley Levene) theatre credits include As You Like It, Invisible Friends, Accidental Death and Devil’s Disciple all at the National Theatre, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Hairspray on UK Tour, Hobson’s Choice at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Railway Children at Waterloo Station, The Wind in the Willows for Northern Stage, As You Like It for Cheek By Jowl on World Tour, Richard III for the RSC, End of the Food Chain at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Cock and Bull at Riverside Studios, Hurly Burly at the Old Vic, The Front Page at the Donmar Warehouse, Kosher Harry at the Royal Court, Comedians at the Lyric Hammersmith and A
Nigel Harman’s (Ricky Roma) stage credits include A Chorus of Disapproval, I Can’t Sing at the Palladium, The School for Scandal for Theatre Royal Bath, Shrek The Musical at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Celebration at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, True West at Sheffield Crucible, Public Property at Trafalgar Studios, Three Days of Rain at the Apollo Theatre, The Common Pursuit at the Menier Chocolate Factory, The Caretaker at the Tricycle Theatre/Sheffield Theatre/UK Tour, Guys and Dolls at the Piccadilly Theatre, Privates on Parade at the Donmar Warehouse, Three Sisters and My One and Only at Chichester Festival Theatre, Lady in the Van at Birmingham Rep, Much Ado About Nothing & Pirates of Penzance, at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Mamma Mia! at the Prince Edward Theatre, Damn Yankees at the Adelphi Theatre and Tommy at the Shaftesbury Theatre.