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David Mamet’s controversial drama about sexual harassment and culture wars on campus transfers to the West End after an acclaimed revival at the Theatre Royal Bath. Acclaimed actor Jonathan Slinger reprises his role in the two-hander at the Arts Theatre.

Mamet's controversial and daring campus drama

Playwright David Mamet’s no-holds-barred take on campus sexual harassment, Oleanna, transfers to the West End, following an acclaimed revival at Theatre Royal Bath.

Set on an American college campus, Oleanna follows the fallout of a conversation between a professor and his student, after she files a claim of sexual harassment. First premiering in 1992, the controversial but celebrated play remains fiercely relevant as conversations about abuse of power continue to grow.

David Mamet is well-known for his sharp, bold writing on both stage and screen, including Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed The Plow. His latest West End production, Bitter Wheat starring John Malkovich, turned an eye on the entertainment industry’s #MeToo reckoning.

Jonathan Slinger and Rosie Sheehy reprise their roles for the London transfer, with direction from Lucy Bailey (Globe Theatre: Titus Andronicus).

Sure to be a provocative conversation-starter, Oleanna tickets promise a challenging, confrontational theatre experience.

Sorry this show closed 23 October 2021, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
22 Oct 2021 - 23 Oct 2021
Running time:
1 hour and 20 minutes.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 12+

Oleanna Reviews

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User Reviews


Brilliant performed, timely story. Honestly I think the less you know about this show the more impactful it will be. Although do be aware it contains moments of violence and discussion of sexual abuse.

Performance date: 22 July 2021

Found the start irritating with the constant interruptions between the two characters, but soon became absorbed in the dialogue when this eased off. Very interesting to follow the original discussions and physical interplay and then to see how this c Read more

Performance date: 25 September 2021

This is a very tough one to watch but is superbly acted. A two hander play about a university professor whose student alleges that he sexually harrassed her. The power struggles played in this are very interesting and the writing is excellent. A c Read more

Performance date: 16 September 2021
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