About Oleanna

Arts Theatre, London
Booking to 23 October 2021
No longer booking

One of the most controversial and celebrated plays of the last thirty years 

More relevant than ever in the #MeToo era, David Mamet’s Oleanna brilliantly explores the consequences of a sexual harassment claim made by a female student against her male college professor. 

A brilliant revival of a masterpiece…this is theatre at its most riveting, sensationally performed by its actors’ Guardian *****

Oleanna tickets are booking until 23 October 2021 at the Arts Theatre, London.

What is Oleanna about?

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.

Who is in the Oleanna cast?

The cast features Rosie Sheehy (Call The Midwife, Chernobyl) as Carol and Jonathan Slinger (Macbeth, Hamlet, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as John.


★★★★★ ‘A thrilling revival…stunning performances…utterly of the moment’ Times 

★★★★★ ‘A brilliant revival of a masterpiece…this is theatre at its most riveting, sensationally performed by its actors’ Guardian 

★★★★★ ‘Mamet’s masterpiece…theatre is seldom this riveting or timely’ Sunday Times 

★★★★★ ‘Rosie Sheehy…this year’s stand out performance’ Metro 

★★★★ ‘The show of the year…Jonathan Slinger is magnificent’ Daily Telegraph 

★★★★ ‘A crackling, intelligent production…two meticulous, masterclass performances from Jonathan Slinger and Rosie Sheehy’ Evening Standard

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 23 October 2021
Age restrictions
Running time
80 minutes

Important Notes

Important COVID Entry Requirements


You are required to wear a mask at all times while inside this venue.

Covid safety

This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests.

Venue Information

Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 24, 29, 176

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