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A timely play that brings together iconic director and playwright David Mamet and enigmatic actor John Malkovich, Bitter Wheat is the most relevant play of the season, based on the Harvey Weinstein scandal that sent shockwaves through Hollywood and spurred the start of the #MeToo Movement in 2018.

Why Watch Bitter Wheat

In the light of the Harvey Weinstein scandal that rocked the Hollywood film industry and, essentially, the world, last year, comes this new play from acclaimed writer and director David Mamet (writer of plays such as Speed-the-Plow and Glengarry Glen Ross and screenplays such as The Verdict, Wag the Dog and Hannibal). Starring the enigmatic actor John Malkovich, who was last seen in the Sandra Bullock-starrer Bird Box, this show is the coming together of extremely pressing issues, helmed by a writer and actor who have proven their mettle time and again.

The Story

Bitter Wheat is the story of Barney Fein, a character based on Harvey Weinstein, the now-infamous producer and Hollywood mogul who was accused of rape, sexual assault and sexual misconduct in 2018 by over 100 women. The story details the downfall of one of the most powerful men in the entertainment industry that led to the start of an extremely important movement geared towards exposing the truth and female empowerment.

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Fans of John Malkovich | David Mamet Fans | Lovers of Socially Relevant Stories

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Show Details

Show Timings

Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri 7:30 PM
Thu & Sat 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM

Duration
2 hours and 20 minutes, including one interval

Leading Roles
John Malkovich as Barney Fein

Directed and Designed by
Tom Cairns

Important Information
There will be an Audio Described performance on 21st August (Wed) at 7.30 PM and a Captioned Performance on 28th August (Wed) at 7.30 PM.

Additional Information

Audience
This show is suitable for audiences aged 16+.

Available Facilities
In-house bar
Wheelchair accessible
Sound amplification

Seating
The Garrick Theatre has a seating capacity of 700.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

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My Tickets

You will receive an email with your voucher. You may display your voucher on your mobile phone. Please carry a valid photo ID for identification.

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Where?

Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London

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