David Mamet’s highly provocative drama Oleanna, will tour the UK this Summer from 8 June, visiting Cambridge, Bath, Southampton and Malvern, before transferring to the West End’s Arts Theatre, London from 21 July to 23 October 2021.
The production will star Rosie Sheehy as Carol and Jonathan Slinger as John, reprising their roles from its sell-out run at Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio last December.
When Oleanna opened nearly thirty years ago, it caused uproar amongst audiences from New York to London. 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 our #MeToo era and Everyone’s Invited era.
UK Tour Dates
Tuesday 8 June – Saturday 12 June 2021
Cambridge Arts Theatre
Monday 14 June – Saturday 3 July 2021
Theatre Royal Bath
Monday 5 July – Saturday 10 July 2021
MAST Mayflower Studio, Southampton
Monday 12 July – Saturday 17 July 2021