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Main House Rosie Sheehy, Jonathan Slinger

OLEANNA by David Mamet

Directed by Lucy Bailey
  • 25 November - 12 December
OLEANNA by David Mamet

Event Information

Monday - Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

No performance info available

“A provocative firebomb about political correctness” Observer

When David Mamet’s Oleanna premiered nearly thirty years ago, it caused uproar amongst audiences from New York to London. Writing in the Guardian, Michael Billington stated that it “enflamed passions and divided partners.”

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 will be a fascinating opportunity to see this landmark play from the perspective of the #MeToo era.

OLEANNA stars Rosie Sheehy and Jonathan Slinger.

Rosie Sheehy‘s work in theatre includes King John for the RSC, Anna X, The Wolves, The Whale, Uncle Vanya for which she won the ‘Best Female Performance in the English Language’ award at the Wales Theatre Awards 2018, Escape the Scaffold, Strife , Bird, The Hairy Ape and Chicken. Her screen credits include IRE, Call The Midwife, Wild Bill, Chernobyl and DCI Banks IV.

RSC regular Jonathan Slinger‘s recent West End credits include City of AngelsAbsolute Hell at the National Theatre, Fanny and Alexander at the Old Vic and Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He also starred in Plastic at the Ustinov Studio, and the London transfer of the Ustinov’s Trouble in Mind. Recent TV credits include The Salisbury PoisoningsI May Destroy You and Kiri.

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.

 “Provocative, powerful and often bitterly funny… thrilling” Daily Telegraph

 “Brilliantly constructed and savagely even-handed” Sunday Times

“An enthralling, emotionally-charged battle of the sexes that reaches a heart-pounding climax…. Riveting” Sunday Express

Wednesday 25 November – Saturday 12 December

All tickets: £35 / £25 / £10

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm
No matinee Thursday 26 November
PRESS NIGHT Wednesday 2 December 7pm

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies

OLEANNA by David Mamet

Directed by Lucy Bailey

Starring Jonathan Slinger and Rosie Sheehy

Designer – Alex Eales

Lighting Design – Oliver Fenwick

Sound Design – Jon Nicholls

Casting – Ginny Schiller CDG

Box Office phonelines are currently open from 10am – 4pm Monday – Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

Tickets for Main House productions may include a £2 building levy.

Please see the ACCESS page for details regarding our Access Register and associated discounts.

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies to all bookings.

Standby tickets and standing spaces are currently unavailable

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

Full booking terms & conditions can be found here