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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.

Starring John Malkovich as Barney Fein, Doon Mackichan as Sondra, 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.

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.


Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0HH

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Written & Directed by David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross, Sexual Peversity in Chicago)

Starring John Malkovich


2 hours 20 minutes

Good To Know

Please be aware no star or actor is guaranteed to perform and may be off due to holiday or illness

How Does It Work

You will receive a booking confirmation email.

If you have chosen to collect at the venues box office, please print the booking confirmation and bring it on the day, a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time. You will also need to present the card used to purchase the tickets as valid ID.

If you have chosen E-ticket, you can download your voucher from your booking confirmation. Please print your voucher – it is your ticket of admission. Bring the voucher to the theatre. We recommend you arrive 30 minutes before the show to settle into your seats.

Suitable For Children

Recommended For - Over 16s only.

When Can I Go

Friday 7th June - Saturday 14th September 2019

  • Monday - Saturday -    7.30pm
  • Thursday + Saturday - 2.30pm
Where Do I Go

Address: Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0HH

  • By Tube- Leicester Square or Charing Cross
  • By Train- Charing Cross
  • By Bus-3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 24, 29, 30 

Garrick Theatre

Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0HH

Latest customer reviews

  • Compelling and funny

    23 June 2019

    Having read some poor press reviews, I was slightly apprehensive going in but my doubts were unfounded, as it’s a great show. Malkovich is magnetic to watch and despite the subject being a little raw, its very funny. Go and see it for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.

    Python lee jackson Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Sub- school play standard

    22 June 2019

    How many ways can you say awful? Probably the worst play I have ever seen

    Theatre lover Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Brilliant Performances and dialogue

    22 June 2019

    We booked this play based on John Malkovich and David Mamet. Both exceeded our expectations. What we weren’t prepared for was how difficult the topic would be to unfold before our eyes. Bravo for bringing such difficult subject matter front and center

    Karen from Sweden Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Bitter Wheat

    22 June 2019

    we liked it I want to say it could be a bit more louder speaking, the voices, could not hear everything ?

    Erika Schicht Confirmed ticket purchaser

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