Takes its time but really cracks along in the second act. Great acting. - Joesmith
10 Dec 07
It must be miserable having David Mamet's bleak view of humanity. Whilst it's easy to admire the crackling dialogue of Glengarry Glen Ross it is not really possible to find the unremitting cynicism enjoyable, even for just 80 minutes (plus an entirely unnecessary interval). Jonathan Pryce lacks the essential desperation as Levene but there are strong performances from Paul Freeman, Aidan Gillen and Matthew Marsh albeit as repugnant characters. Marsh must talk in his sleep with an American accent as I have never seen him cast as anything else. Justifiably rated as one of Mamet's best plays, with Oleanna, but that's not saying much given some of the shockers seen in London in the last few years. - David Baxter
14 Nov 07
Good performances, but goes nowhere, and the dialogue seems dreadfully stunted. Not dreadful, but really nothing special. - A.C.
29 Oct 07
There are some good performances in this production but it never really catches light and ends up a bit of a damp squib. - QuincyMD
28 Oct 07
I enjoyed the play. I love Mamet's dialogue, he has an amazing ear for the way men speak. I did find the pacing a bit off and the there was a tendancy to bellow rather than be emotive.
But a good night out. Thanks Whatsonstage for delivering great plays are great deals. - Tony Finn
05 Oct 07
I saw this production last night and was left a little cold by it all. Apart from Jonathan Pryce's excellent central performance, I was left feeling quite dissapointed with the performances from the rest of the cast and felt uninvolved in the whole evening which was a little too stilted to get any real momentum and felt a little rushed.
- Paul Wallis
05 Oct 07
No-one writes dialogue that crackles like Mamet, and this is amongst his best. Like many of Miller's plays, it is firmly set in its location and time but universal and timeless in what it's saying. As one of the cast said at the WOS Q&A, they'd probably be selling sub-prime mortgages today! I saw Bill Bryden's world premiere at the Cottesloe and Sam Mendes revival at the Donmar, anmd this production stands up very well with an excellent ensemble relishing every word on a supurb set. Great to see it again and thank you Mark Rubenstien for swimming against the tide to give serious theatre-goers some quality West End fare. - Gareth James
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