Oleanna

Oleanna

The ultimate drama of pupil power and student revenge

“The ultimate drama of pupil power and student revenge”

Overview

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.

Critic reviews

Thrilling revival for David Mamet’s 1990s campus drama

The Times

It is an immensely clever production

A Younger Theatre

There are two masterclass performances in Lucy Bailey’s crackling production

Evening Standard

David Mamet’s most controversial play retains its explosive charge

The Arts Desk

Courageous and unsparing offering from director Laura Bailey

Broadway World

Power politics in David Mamet's 'Oleanna' make for an imbalanced drama

London Theatre

Date & time

Until 23 Oct
Wed 21 Jul - Sat 23 Oct 2021
3pm & 8pm
Runtime: 1 hr 20 mins

Venue

Great Newport Street WC2H 7JB London, UK · Get Directions
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