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.
One of the most controversial and celebrated plays of the last thirty years makes its return to the West End, following its acclaimed, five star revival at the Theatre Royal Bath. More relevant than ever in the #Metoo and Everyone’s Invited era, Oleanna brilliantly explores the explosive consequences of a seemingly innocuous conversation on an American campus between a college professor and female student.
Thrilling revival for David Mamet’s 1990s campus drama
It is an immensely clever production
There are two masterclass performances in Lucy Bailey’s crackling production
David Mamet’s most controversial play retains its explosive charge
Courageous and unsparing offering from director Laura Bailey
Power politics in David Mamet's 'Oleanna' make for an imbalanced drama