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Main House

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 matinee Thursday 26 November
PRESS NIGHT Wednesday 2 December 7pm

Showing from Wed 25 Nov — Sat 12 Dec

“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.

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

Casting to be announced

Designer – Alex Eales

Lighting Design – Joshua Carr

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.

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