One of the most controversial and celebrated plays of the past three decades is making a comeback in the West End.
Oleanna, a two-character play by David Mamet from 1992, chronicles the power struggle between a university professor and one of his students, who accuses him of sexual harassment and, in doing so, ruins his chances of being established.
The show had a last production in London in 2004.
For its revival in 2021, it is showing at the London Art’s Theater, just around the corner from Leicester Square tube station, and will run until 23 October.
The production stars Rosie Sheehy and Jonathan Slinger as Carol and John respectively. Sheehy’s TV credits include BBC’s Call The Midwife and HBO’s Chernobyl. Her theater credits include RSC’s King John and Anna X at The Vaults. Slinger’s film credits include A Knight’s Tale and The Salisbury Poisonings. He has many theatrical credits, having worked at the Royal National Theater, Shakespeare’s Globe and with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
The current production is directed by Lucy Bailey, well known for Baby Doll at the National Theater and Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall.
There is a special offer on tickets, with seats which normally cost between £ 56 and £ 75 all on offer for £ 30.
Booking details here.