Given the subject matter, this play is not recommended for children under 16.
What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (13%)
Reviewed on 13 June 2019 by Katie, Bethnal Green, United Kingdom
Malkovich is terrific - turning from a wise-cracking guy slowly but steadily into a monster. Ingenious. Supporting cast was perfect particularly Sondra.
Reviewed on 11 June 2019 by Caroline, Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Having only had the pleasure of seeing David Mamet’s and John Malkovich’s creations on screen up until this point, it was such a thrill when I saw they were going to put on a show in the West End. My fingers leapt to book tickets immediately in hot anticipation of what would surely be an unforgettable theatre spectacle; I was not disappointed. Like many, I love watching a show or film without know anything about it, other than perhaps the title and primary contributors. Malkovich’s portrayal of a shamed magnate is quite tremendous - at once despicable and hilarious, with razor sharp, daring dialogue that caused no shortage of shocked gasps or nervous “oohs” in the audience, while trying to control their laughter. The plot moves along quite swiftly, each scene portraying another facet of the antihero’s dislikable personality. What drives it along are his bizarre and bewildering choices, that you’d think no sane person would make, constantly revising his game plan to make the best of a potential opportunity in any given situation. It’s hard to describe without giving away some parts of the plot, or indeed mentioning who Malkovich's character is portraying; suffice it to say that it’s a brilliant combo of classic witty Mamet humour and classic authoritative Malkovich delivery, and you’ll have to find out when you go and see it for yourself! To be there on opening night and to be fortunate enough to meet and shake hands with Mr. Mamet himself felt so special: Witnessing the care he took to make his audience feel welcome, and then to stand and follow the show from the back of the auditorium, undoubtedly gauging performances and audience reactions, and compiling mental notes for the rest of the show’s run, simply fills one with admiration. Best of luck with the rest of the show, and for all those lucky enough to go and see it - enjoy!
Reviewed on 08 June 2019 by Cameron, Barnes, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 07 June 2019 by Marialena, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 07 June 2019 by Ece, Canterbury, United Kingdom
Remarkable script, remarkable performance by Mr Malkovich (best performance ever!). I’m just not sure whether i’m ready for #metoo to be quite so funny.
Reviewed on 07 June 2019 by Davida, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed on 07 June 2019 by Olena, London, United Kingdom
by Phil Willmott | Tuesday, January 29 2019, 14:37
Hollywood A list star John Malkovich’s returning to the London stage after 30 years would be big news enough but it also sounds like he’ll be playing disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein!Is John Malkovich about to play Harvey Weinstein in the West End?