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Photo credit: Jonathan Slinger and Rosie Sheehy (Photo courtesy of Oleanna)

David Mamet’s ‘Oleanna’ to transfer from Theatre Royal Bath to Arts Theatre

The two-hander play will run for three months in London.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

After reopening Theatre Royal Bath as part of their welcome back season, Oleanna will be the first production to open at the Arts Theatre in over a year. The David Mamet play Oleanna will run at the Arts Theatre from 21 July - 23 October, with Oleanna tickets on sale now.

Set on an American campus, Oleanna follows the complicated relationship between Carol and John. Carol is a female student who files a claim of sexual harassment against her male college professor, which eventually ruins both of their lives. Oleanna was last seen in London in 2004, starring Julia Stiles and Aaron Eckhart at the Garrick Theatre.

Jonathan Slinger reprises the role of John, previously starring in West End productions such as City of Angels, Absolute Hell and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He's joined by Rosie Sheehy reprising the role of Carol, who's played the title role in King John at the RSC, and also starred in television shows Call the Midwife and Chernobyl. Lucy Bailey directs, previously directing the long-running Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall.

Oleanna is written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, whose plays include Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo and Race. In 2019, his latest play Bitter Wheat made its world premiere at the Garrick Theatre, starring John Malkovich.

Oleanna is at the Arts Theatre from 21 July - 23 October. 

Oleanna tickets are on sale now.

Photo credit: Jonathan Slinger and Rosie Sheehy (Photo courtesy of Oleanna)


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