Set in Chicago, America circa 1970s in a dog eat dog world of selling real estate. The story focuses on the salesmen who are driven to desperate measures to survive and be top of the sales leader board. It certainly took a while to get in tune with the American accents.
The story has parallels with 'Death of a Salesman' but with a more earthly language that I found quite wearing. Does anyone really swear that much! It was also hard to stomach the casual racism of those days and the occasional disturbing line that was offensive.
Although it had comedy actors I wouldn't say this was a comedy although there were a few funny lines. Mark Benton played the main character Shelley and was at his very best. One couldn't fault the competence of the actors.
As a story that needs to be told, I am not sure. The story plays homage to Death of a Salesman but it's a hard call to surpass that classic play.
Glengarry Glen Ross is on at MK Theatre until Saturday 6th April
Tickets from www.atgtickets.com/Miltonkeynes or telephone 0844 871 7652 (booking fee applies)