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Oleanna

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David Mamet's classic play finds new power and relevance in the age of #metoo
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About Oleanna

Set on an American campus, a seemingly innocuous conversation between a college professor and his female student warps into a nightmare which threatens to destroy them both, when she files a claim of sexual harassment against him. With its take on the corrosive excesses of political correctness and exploration of the use and abuse of language, this is the ultimate drama of pupil power and student revenge.

A brilliant revival of a masterpiece…this is theatre at its most riveting, sensationally performed by its actors’ Guardian ***** David Mamet’s masterpiece about political correctness and campus sexual harassment returns to the West End, reborn for the #MeToo and Everyone’s Invited era.

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Oleanna comes to the West End, transferring from Theatre Royal Bath, and Oleanna tickets are available now.

Whether it’s school, university or just through hearsay, we’ve all had our favourite professors. But, what would have happened if that relationship became sour, affecting both of your personal and professional lives forevermore? That’s what happens in Oleanna, as Carol, a female student, files a claim of sexual harassment against John, her male teacher. Their bitter feud escalates to a dramatic conclusion, but can John listen to others? Or will narcissism reign supreme in an academic environment that supposedly champions dialogue?

The Oleana play is an educational drama that explores the role of gender and power in wider society. Now, for a 21st century revival, Oleanna has now been adapted to take the #MeToo movement into account. Oleanna transfers from Theatre Royal Bath to the Arts Theatre for a limited engagement in summer 2021.

“A brilliant revival of a masterpiece…this is theatre at its most riveting, sensationally performed by its actors” - The Guardian.

What To Watch For

  • Oleanna is written by David Mamet. David Mamet is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright whose other plays include Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-the-Plow.
  • Oleanna in London was last at the Garrick Theatre in 2004. The last time audiences saw Oleanna in London starred Aaron Eckhart and Julia Stiles.
  • An Oleanna film was released in 1994, both written and directed by David Mamet. William H. Macy and Debra Eisenstadt starred in the two-hander, but did not receive great critical success.
  • Lucy Bailey directs Oleanna at the Arts Theatre. Bailey has previously directed the Witness for the Prosecution Play at London County Hall and Switzerland at the Ambassadors Theatre.
Start date

July 20th, 2021

End date

October 23rd, 2021

Genre

Play

Venue

Arts Theatre

Tickets from £15.50
Prices you'll brag about

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