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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.
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.
A brilliant revival of a masterpiece…this is theatre at its most riveting, sensationally performed by its actors’ - The Guardian
David Mamet’s masterpiece about political correctness and campus sexual harassment returns to the West End, reborn for the #MeToo and Everyone’s Invited era.
Oleanna is at the Arts Theatre from July 2021. Oleanna last ran in the West End at the Garrick Theatre in 2004, starring Julia Stiles and Aaron Eckhart.
Running time1 hr 20 mins
Performance dates21 July - 23 October 2021
- Arts Theatre Staff will be wearing masks given the infection rate is still a threat to our industry.
- Masks will not be required by the public coming into our public spaces, however they will be required in the auditorium. Our staff will not however, be challenging or policing this as ushers – we don’t wish to interrupt the production and from experience this can be very difficult for front line staff to manage given the varying views on this policy particularly since July 19th.
- What we will do, is have signage asking everyone to follow our rules for the auditorium (masks required) and provide a united front of our team wearing them. If the public are exempt or choose not to follow this, we will have presented our policies and recommendations to them (in line with ‘see it safely’). With the law now having changed this regulation, we are unable to enforce it as strongly as before.