Well I don't normally spend a lot on West End, but this is very special. While I appreciate Mamet is a divisive figure these days, when he's on form he is one of the very best, and of course seeing Malkovich onstage too! So I bought a ticket in the 4th row, £10 off is a good deal for a stalls ticket.
As I said on Twitter, David Mamet is great writer, for men. He struggles with women (we are very complex after all) and his strongest plays look at the relationships between men (Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo) perhaps Mamet will prove me wrong but I suspect Malkovich's character will be unashamedly sleazy, Doon Mackihan's character will be a hard woman who doesn't believe the other women because Fein is her boss and Ioanna Kimbook will play the young victim.
I hope Mamet does something interesting with this but as Ahmed says in the age of great documentary makers do we need to hear a fictionalised account, from a man, about the brutality of other men?
This looks very good but the thing that *really* sells it to me is the fact that Doon Mackichan is in it. Her Cathy in Two Doors Down is a work of comedic genius.
Missed that! Doon is wonderful in Smack The Pony, as excited to see her as Malkovich!
Watch Series 4 so far on iPlayer. I love it! The first episode where Cathy and her husband Colin relive their first wedding dance in their neighbour's living room was absolutely hilarious. She makes Beverly from Abigail's Party look like a Samaritan!
"A "badly behaved" film mogul inspired by Harvey Weinstein". Understatement much?
5 year old children having a temper tantrum in Tesco are "badly behaved". Harvey Weinstein was many things. Badly behaved was not one of them.
Get with the programme Malkovich.
This! Just the description puts me off seeing this. As someone who has loved a lot of Mamet's early work, when it was first rumoured that he'd been working on something new, I held out hope that maybe, just maybe we'd get a show about how it all unfolded, told through a female voice, but nope. We've got the typical 'oh he's a bit naughty' narrative. Except here's the thing, Weinstein isn't 'a bit naughty'. A child who misbehaves, as you say, Ryan, is 'a bit naughty'. Weinstein and his cohorts are predators, and we should not be glorifying that, which I am worried this play will do.
Add into that mix the fact that some of the sightlines at the Garrick are flipping awful, it's a definite no from MrBlue.