Tag Archives: David Mamet

Bitter Wheat

Garrick Theatre, London ***
Runs: 2hrs 20mins incl interval.
TICKETS 0844 412 4659
On-line: www.nimaxtheatres.com
Review: of perf seen June 19, 2019:

© Manuel Harlan, John Malkovich as Barney Fein, film mogul and Matthew Pidgeon as putative script-writer falling foul of Fein's deal-making...

© Manuel Harlan, John Malkovich as Barney Fein, film mogul and Matthew Pidgeon as putative script-writer falling foul of Fein’s deal-making…

Any production that has John Malkovich heading its cast in a new David Mamet is going to sound like a sure-fire box office hit. Continue reading

The Kid stays in the Picture

Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs (***)

© Johan Persson, the cast of The Kid stays in the Picture

© Johan Persson, the cast of The Kid stays in the Picture

The really interesting question arising from Simon McBurney’s latest multi-media bonanza is why Robert Evans? The amount of money and artistry lavished on this admittedly important but by no means the most influential of Hollywood producers – Rosemary’s Baby, Chinatown, The Godfather are some of his major credits – is considerable. Continue reading