Rehearsals have begun for David Mamet’s new play Bitter Wheat which opens at the Garrick Theatre in London on Friday 7 June 2019. The run, which was originally scheduled to finish on 14 September, now finishes on Saturday 21 September 2019.
Joining the previously announced John Malkovich as Barney Fein, Doon Mackichan as Sondra and Ioanna Kimbrook as Yung Kim Li are: Alexander Arnold as Roberto, Teddy Kempner as Doctor Wald, Matthew Pidgeon as The Writer and Zephryn Taitte as Charles Arthur Brown.
The multi award-winning John Malkovich returns to the West End stage after nearly 30 years to play top dog Hollywood producer Barney Fein in Bitter Wheat.
Malkovich, one of the world’s most revered actors, is best known for his many films including Dangerous Liaisons, Being John Malkovich, Con Air and Mulholland Drive. He recently received widespread critical acclaim playing Hercule Poirot in a new BBC TV Agatha Christie adaptation.
The Pulitzer prize winning David Mamet has written some of the most iconic plays of the last 50 years including Sexual Perversity in Chicago, American Buffalo, Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed-the-Plow, and Oleanna.