Bitter Wheat

Hollywood is a hell hole.

Everything in Hollywood is for sale except the awards, which are for rent.

Bitter Wheat is a play about a depraved Hollywood mogul.

It rips the pashmina off the suppurating wound which is show business, and leaves us better human beings, and fitter to once more confront the horror of life.

Our hero, Barney Fein, is a 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.

A new play starring John Malkovich in his return to the stage after 33 years, written and directed by David Mamet in a good mood.

Funnier than The Iceman Cometh - more chaos than Richard III, and without all the stupid, so called "poetry".

Money, sex, power...you only need one of them to see Bitter Wheat at the Garrick.

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Garrick Theatre

(London, )
2 Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0HH
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by BroadwayWorld TV - August 9, 2019
John Malkovich recently sat down with Neil Sean at the Garrick Theatre. The actor talked about his career, his new play 'Bitter Wheat,' and much more.
by Juan Carlos Verdu Garcia - June 21, 2019
Esta mañana, hemos asistido al Teatro Nuevo Alcala, donde Marcos y Jose Maria Camara, productores de Som Produce, han anunciado novedades de cara al verano y a la proxima temporada.
by Review Roundups - June 19, 2019
David Mamet's new play Bitter Wheat is playing at the Garrick Theatre in London, with a press night tonight, Wednesday 19 June. John Malkovich returns to the West End stage for the first time in nearly 30 years for this world premiere, taking on the role of Barney Fein, a top dog Hollywood producer reminiscent of Harvey Weinstein. Let's see what the critics had to say!
by Debbie Gilpin - June 19, 2019
When David Mamet's new play was announced back in January, it was met with more than a raised eyebrow. Bitter Wheat is a comedy about movie mogul Barney Fein, a man who bears more than a passing resemblance to disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein, and sees John Malkovich make a return to the London stage. The question is, should Mamet be the one to tell this kind of story at this juncture? Do we really need another male perspective on the subject?
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2019
David Mamet's new play Bitter Wheat is in previews at the Garrick Theatre in London with a press night on Wednesday 19 June 2019.
by Marianka Swain - June 8, 2019
Doon Mackichan's previous work includes iconic TV series Smack the Pony and shows like Jumpy at the Royal Court. She's currently starring in David Mamet's new play Bitter Wheat at the Garrick Theatre, which features John Malkovich as a Harvey Weinstein-esque Hollywood mogul.
by BWW News Desk - June 5, 2019
David Mamet's new play Bitter Wheat begins previews at the Garrick Theatre in London this Friday 7 June 2019, with a press night on Wednesday 19 June 2019.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
Rehearsals have begun for David Mamet's new play Bitter Wheat which opens at the Garrick Theatre in London on Friday 7 June 2019, with a press night on Wednesday 19 June 2019. The run, which was originally scheduled to finish on 14 September, now finishes on Saturday 21 September 2019.