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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 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!
‘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
Age restrictionThis production is suitable for ages 16+
Running time2hr (including 20 min interval)
Performance dates7 June 2019 - 21 September 2019
ContentThis show is suitable for audiences aged 16+.
AccessThere will be an Audio Described performance Wed 21 Aug, 7.30pm and a Captioned Performance Wed 28 Aug, 7.30pm.
News / Interviews
Q&A With Ioanna Kimbook, Bitter Wheat
David Mamet’s provocative new play makes short work of those glittering statues and big hilltop signs - the former monuments of a pristine fantasy-land. In Bitter Wheat, Hollywood is a hellhole. The drama lays a notorious handful of high-rise gatekeepers bare, spurred on by a deep-rooted anger surrounding the wave of allegations about sexual misconduct, now singularly personified by that top-heavy toppled movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein. Some critics have declared it’s “too soon” and called for more depth to the leading roles and more consideration of the subject matter. Others have hailed the return of John Malkovich to the West End after 33 years away and the fast-paced interplay of Mamet’s dialogue and the small but powerful cast. You can find out where we weighed in on all this in our review, here...
This week, as Bitter Wheat begins its final showings, we were lucky enough to catch up with the exceptionally talented actress and rising star Ioanna Kimbook, who plays actress and rising star Yung Kim Li – her first role on the West End and a chance to spar with the brilliant John Malkovich, whose Weinstein-inspired, bloated lecher, Barney Fein, has sparked more than a little auditorium debate.
You can still pick up tickets for the final showings of Bitter Wheat at the Garrick Theatre as we near the end of its 4-month run.
Read our exclusive interview with Ioanna Kimbook below!
23 Aug, 2019 | By Jack Hudson
Features / Celebrities / New Shows + Transfers
Spotlight on John Malkovich, star of David Mamet’s Bitter Wheat at the Garrick Theatre
Perhaps you've seen him opposite Sandra Bullock in the popular new Netflix film, Bird Box, which has been gaining a lot of buzz lately, or maybe you remember him from way back in the eighties in the 1984 film adaptation of True West. Whatever the case may be, there's no denying you've seen John Malkovich in something before! Renowned for starring in some of the most major Hollywood films of all time alongside the greatest actors of our generation, the Illinois-born American actor is now set to appear in David Mamet's brand-new play, Bitter Wheat, which is inspired by the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. The provocative new play opened at the West End's Garrick Theatre on 7 June 2019 and is currently booking until 14 September 2019.
Celebrate Bitter Wheat with our better-than-bittersweet spotlight on the magnificent John Malkovich below!
19 Jul, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
Reviews / Features / Celebrities
London Theatre Review: Bitter Wheat at the Garrick Theatre
Bitter Wheat takes the once statuesque golden figure of a film-making mogul and smashes it into little pieces in this unsettling exposure of Hollywood's dark side. You could imagine Olivier Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Mamet (Oleanna, The Verdict) disappearing to write this script in a rolling fury, spurred on by the suggestion of a producer-friend to delve into the recent flood of sexual assault allegations, and the twisted shadow of those big hilltop letters.
24 Jun, 2019 | By Jack Hudson
News / Casting / New Shows + Transfers
Full casting announced for David Mamet's Bitter Wheat starring John Malkovich
With rehearsals now underway, final casting has finally been announced for the new play by David Mamet Bitter Wheat. The West End production is set to receive its highly anticipated world premiere at the Garrick Theatre on 7 June 2019. Bitter Wheat has also received an extension. Originally scheduled to finish on 14 September, the play will now be finishing on Saturday, 21 September 2019.
20 May, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Celebrities / Casting / New Shows + Transfers
John Malkovich returns to the stage to star in new David Mamet play Bitter Wheat at the Garrick Theatre
An all-new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet entitled Bitter Wheat, which is inspired by the sexual assault scandal surrounding Hollywood kingpin Harvey Weinstein, is set to run at the Garrick Theatre this summer. It stars the iconic blockbuster actor, John Malkovich, who makes his return to the stage following a 33-year hiatus.
29 Jan, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels