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Garrick Theatre, London4.0305 reviews
David Mamet's new play brings John Malkovich to the London stage in this topical new drama

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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. Scandals that not only saw the end to some Hollywood moguls' careers but also that marked the beginning of the #metoo movement.

At the beginning of 2018, David Mamet's longtime Broadway producer suggested he write a show about these 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 HeartThe 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 VerdictWag the Dog and Hannibal.

Bitter Wheat is directed by David Mamet and features lighting design by Neil Austin and design by Christopher Oram.  

Book your Bitter Wheat tickets London now at affordable prices! 

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!
Skin-crawlingly magnificent. I was absolutely riveted to my seat.’ - Mail On Sunday

Malkovich is rightly revolting in Mamet’s furious take on Hollywood.’ - The Sunday Times

I could have watched this captivating freak-show until midnight and beyond.’ - The Spectator

Additional Information

Age restriction

This production is suitable for ages 16+

Running time

2hr (including 20 min interval)

Performance dates

7 June 2019 - 21 September 2019


This show is suitable for audiences aged 16+.


There will be an Audio Described performance Wed 21 Aug, 7.30pm and a Captioned Performance Wed 28 Aug, 7.30pm.

Venue Information

Garrick TheatreCharing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH

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Customer Reviews

305 reviews4.0

HIlda ELSMERE20th October

An interesting production - I found it rather static and very difficult to hear - I did use the' in house' head phones but there were parts that I still could ot hear at all. I was sitting in the stalls Row G. I was quite disapointed with the production.

Nancy26th September

The play was interesting, a bit quick I'd say but that didn't bother us at all! The girl who was playing the Korean actress was really good

Charles Ingram22nd September

Disagree with the critics on this one. I really enjoyed the play and the acting and storyline were brilliant. If it was still on I’d probably go and see it again.

Mrs Deidre n connelly22nd September

Written from male perspective. Too humorous. The black comedy was lost. Interesting that male laughter in audience dominated and was a bit unnerving. No real female perspective. Not nuanced enough. I was impressed though with the serious expression and demeanour of Doon mackichan at the beginning of the second half. If only this tone could have been treated more seriously. Fine acting by malkovich and Doon

Janet Rae22nd September

Brilliant acting & content.

Nicky Bassett22nd September

Oh wowzers! Spectacular performance by John Malkovich. Sent shivers down my spine!

Sue Galloway22nd September

John Malkovich superb. Doon and Yum also

Michele Scheldt22nd September

Truthful & intense while funny & fabulous!!

L Apostolakou21st September

Unacceptably comedic - soddy script. Infuriating.

Jean-David Rouah21st September

John Malkovich was (unsurprisingly) great!

Stuart Ross20th September

Acting excellent, set excellent, venue excellent.

Webb Family20th September

I enjoyed this play. Malkovitch is excellent, and you can't take your eyes off him! The set was very good, but the staging was somewhat static in parts. I expected jeopardy, we were warned there might be 'upsetting parts' but in fact it was all rather coy. I wasn't so convinced by the script, it seemed a little underbaked, rushed out possibly. Flawed but very enjoyable.