David Mamet’s Bitter Wheat announces full West End cast

Full casting has been announced for Bitter Wheat, David Mamet’s new West End play.

Joining previously announced John Malkovich (Dangerous Liaisons, Burn After Reading), Doon Mackichan (Smack The Pony) and Ioanna Kimbrook (Inside No. 9) are Alexander Arnold (Save Me, Skins), Teddy Kempner (Truly Madly Deeply), Matthew Pidgeon (Mary Queen of Scots) and Zephryn Taitte (Call the Midwife).

Malkovich returns to the West End stage after nearly 30 years to play top dog Hollywood producer Barney Fein,  a depraved studio head, who preys on the young talent he lures into his sphere of influence with promises of stardom and threats of recrimination.

Malkovich described the play as “a black farce about a very badly behaved media mogul” and that Weinstein was “starting point” for the play and “a reaction to the all the news that came out” about him.

Written  and directed by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, director and playwright David Mamet, Bitter Wheat has set & costume designs by Christopher Oram and lighting by Neil Austin. 

Bitter Wheat is booking from 7 June 2019 until 14 September 2019 at the Garrick Theatre, London.

📷 Main photo: Photo of Cast and director/writer of Bitter Wheat taken in rehearsal room by Helen Maybanks

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