Ustinov Studio Jonathan Slinger, Rosie Sheehy


  • 14 June - 3 July

Event Information

Evenings 8pm
Matinees Thursday & Saturday 3pm

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Mon 14 Jun — Sat 3 Jul

When David Mamet’s OLEANNA opened in the Ustinov Studio in December it caused a sensation. It was greeted with five-star reviews from the national critics who praised the sensational performances of Jonathan Slinger and Rosie Sheehy. The public acclaimed it as a masterpiece which continues to provoke the passionate response for which this extraordinary drama is famous.

Now OLEANNA returns to the Ustinov Studio, immediately prior to a West End run, giving a not-to-be-missed opportunity to catch one of the great modern dramas of our tie in this superlative production.

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.

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

Jonathan Slinger is one of the leading Shakespearean actors of his generation whose remarkable number of leading roles for the RSC includes Hamlet, Macbeth, Prospero and Malvolio. He starred in Plastic in the Ustinov Studio and in the West End transfer of Trouble in Mind.

Rosie Sheehy‘s credits include the title role in King John for the RSC; The Whale in the Ustinov Studio and Uncle Vanya, for which she won the Best Female Performance in the English Language at the Wales Theatre Awards 2018.

David Mamet is one of the most distinctive voices in stage and film writing today. His multi award-winning plays include Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed-the-Plow and American Buffalo.

★★★★★ “This is theatre at its most riveting, sensationally performed. A brilliant revival… Rosie Sheehy and Jonathan Slinger are captivating” Guardian

★★★★★ “Mamet’s masterpiece … theatre is seldom this riveting or timely Sunday Times

★★★★★ “Rosie Sheehy… this year’s stand out performance” Metro

★★★★ “Oleanna looks like the show of the year… Jonathan Slinger is magnificent” Daily Telegraph

★★★★ “Mamet’s controversial play still has the power to stir it up” The Times

Monday 14 June –  Saturday 3 July 2021

Evenings 8pm

Matinees Thursday & Saturday 3pm

Tickets £35

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies

OLEANNA by David Mamet

Starring Rosie Sheehy and Jonathan Slinger

Directed by Lucy Bailey

Set & Costume Designer – Alex Eales

Lighting Designer – Oliver Fenwick

Sound Design – Jon Nicholls

Casting Director – Ginny Schiller CDG

The Ustinov foyer and bar are open from one hour prior to the performance.

Doors open approximately 15 minutes prior to the performance unless otherwise stated.

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The Box Office at the Ustinov Studio is open from approximately 30 minutes prior to each performance.

There is a lift from the Foyer to the Stalls level of the Ustinov Studio. Access to the Circle level is by stair access only.

Full terms and conditions for ticket bookings can be found here