Money. Power. Glory. Sex. That's precisely what sums up this provocative new play by David Mamet on the infamous sexual assault accusations surrounding some of Hollywood's most elite. This scandal not only saw the end of some Hollywood moguls' careers but also marked the beginning of the #metoo movement.
At the beginning of 2018, David Mamet's longtime Broadway producer suggested he write a show about the sexual assault allegations-- so he did. This newest play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer is set to make its world premiere in the West End's very own Garrick Theatre. Legendary actor John Malkovich will be staring in the new drama, slated for a 4-month run from June to September of 2019. Bitter Wheat tickets are sure to be among the most sought-after of the season!
John Malkovich stars in Bitter Wheat alongside talented cast
Renowned actor and producer John Malkovich plays Barney Fein, a fictional character based on people who were embroiled in the scandal. The highly prolific actor has starred in more than seventy films and is a giant of both stage and screen. A charter member of the iconic Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Malkovich made his Broadway debut playing Biff in Death of a Salesman. The role would land him an Emmy when it was later adapted for television. Malkovich is known for his appearances in such films as Places in the Heart, The Glass Menagerie, and Dangerous Liaisons. He is also a Moliere award-winning director and recently starred alongside Sandra Bullock in the Netflix smash hit, Bird Box, as well as in a 3-part adaptation of Agatha Christie's The A.B.C. Murders, in which he portrayed iconic detective Hercule Poirot.
Bitter Wheat features an all-star cast that includes Alexander Arnold in the role of Roberto, Doon Mackichan in the role of Barney Fein's assistant Sondra, Ioanna Kimbrook in the role of Yung Kim Li, Matthew Pidgeon in the role of The Writer, Teddy Kempner in the role of Doctor Wald, and Zephryn Taitte in the role of Charles Arthur Brown.
Bitter Wheat play creatives
Oliver Award and Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet is best known for his plays Speed-the-Plow and Glengarry Glen Ross. Mamet's plays are marked by their edgy and realistic dialogue, which is almost reminiscent of Harold Pinter. Mamet's sharp, distinctive dialogue has come to be known as 'Mamet speak,' and it remains a hallmark of his work. Mamet is also a noted writer/director who was responsible for the screenplays of such films as The Verdict, Wag the Dog and Hannibal.
Bitter Wheat is directed by David Mamet and features lighting design by Neil Austin and design by Christopher Oram.
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The world premiere of this extremely relevant new drama has come just in time for summer in London and it marks John Malkovich's unmissable return to the stage after 33 years. Bitter Wheat London theatre tickets are sure to be in extremely high demand, which is why you should book your Bitter Wheat tickets now to guarantee the best seats at the best prices.
Bitter Wheat at the Garrick Theatre in London's West End brings a world-class actor to the stage to give life to the words of a world-class writer. It would be bitterly criminal to miss it!