Bitter Wheat

Garrick Theatre
St Martin's Lane, London

Public Previews: 7 June 2019
Opens: 19 June 2019
Closes: 14 September 2019

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Show times
Monday at 7.30pm
Tuesday at 7.30pm
Wednesday at 7.30pm
Thursday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday no shows

Sat 8 June at 7.30pm only
Thu 13 June at 7.30pm only
Sat 15 June at 7.30pm only
Wed 19 June at 7.00pm only

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Bitter Wheat

The World Premiere of David Mamet's new play Bitter Wheat in London starring John Malkovich and directed by David Mamet

Hollywood is a hell hole. Everything in Hollywood is for sale except the awards, which are only for rent.

Meet Barney Fein, a depraved Hollywood mogul and bloated monster a studio head, who like his predecessor, the minotaur, devours the young he has lured into his cave. His fall from power to shame is a mythic journey which has been compared to The Odyssey by people who claim to have read that book.

The cast features John Malkovich as 'Barney Fein' with Doon Mackichan as 'Sondra' and Ioanna Kimbook as 'Yung Kum Li'. Directed by David Mamet with designs by Christopher Oram and lighting by Neil Austin.

David Mamet's plays seen recently in London include Sam Yates' revival of Glengarry Glen Ross starring Christian Slater at the Playhouse Theatre in 2017; Daniel Evans' revival of American Buffalo starring Damien Lewis and John Goodman at the Wyndham's Theatre in 2015; Lindsay Posner's revivals of Speed-the-Plow starring Lindsay Lohan at the Playhouse Theatre in 2014; Josie Rourke's revival of The Cryptogram starring Kim Cattrall and Douglas Henshall at the Donmar Warehouse in 2006; Lindsay Posner's A Life in The Theatre starring Patrick Stewart and Joshua Jackson at the Apollo Theatre in 2005; Lindsay Posner's revival of Oleanna starring Aaron Eckhart and Julia Stiles at the Garrick Theatre in 2004; Lindsay Posner's revival of Sexual Perversity In Chicago starring Matthew Perry and Minnie Driver at the Comedy Theatre (now Harold Pinter Theatre) in 2003; and Phyllida Lloyd's production of Boston Marriage starring Zoe Wanamaker and Anna Chancellor at the Donmar Warehouse and West End transfer to the Ambassadors Theatre in 2001.

John Malkovich's London stage credits include Simon Stokes' production of Dusty Hughes' play A Slip of the Tongue at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 1992; and Robert Allan Ackerman's production of Lanford Wilson's play Burn This at the Hampstead Theatre and West End transfer to the Lyric Theatre in 1990.

Doon Mackichan's London theatre credits include the role of 'Feste' in Simon Godwin's revival of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at the National Theatre's Olivier Theatre in 2017; the role of 'Frances' in Nina Raine's production of April De Angelis' comedy Jumpy at the Royal Court Theatre in 2011 and the West End transfer to the Duke of York's Theatre in 2012; the role of 'Nurse Fay' in Sean Holmes' revival of Joe Orton's comedy Loot at the Tricycle Theatre in 2008; and the role of 'Princess Diana' in Max Stafford-Clark's production of Sue Townsend's The Queen and I at the Royal Court Theatre in 1994.

Bitter Wheat in London at the Garrick Theatre public previews from 7 June 2019, opens on 19 June 2019 and closes on 14 September 2019