News: West End transfer and tour announced of David Mamet’s play Oleanna

April 21, 2021
News: West End transfer and tour announced of David Mamet’s play Oleanna

Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Jonathan Church Productions present David Mamet’s provocative play Oleanna, starring Rosie Sheehy and Jonathan Slinger.

Set to run in the West End at the Arts Theatre, the production is also set to embark on a short UK tour of some of the country’s most prolific venues.

Oleanna is directed by Lucy Bailey, and will open from 8 June, visiting Cambridge, Bath, Southampton and Malvern before a transfer to the Arts Theatre from 21 July to 23 October.

Sheehy and Slinger star as Carol and John, respectively, both reprising their roles from the sell-out run at Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio last December.

Initially causing uproar amongst audiences in New York and London, Oleanna is set on an American campus, where 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.

Addressing issues which are strikingly current, this is a fascinating opportunity to see a landmark play from the perspective of our #MeToo era and Everyone’s Invited era.

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