THEATRE Royal Bath Productions and Jonathan Church Productions’ critically acclaimed production of David Mamet’s highly provocative drama Oleanna, will tour the UK this Summer, visiting Malvern Theatres in July, before transferring to the West End.

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 David Mamet’s Oleanna opened nearly thirty years ago, it caused uproar amongst audiences from New York to London. Writing in the Guardian, Michael Billington stated that it “enflamed passions and divided partners.”

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 is a fascinating opportunity to see this landmark play from the perspective of our #MeToo era, following its success in the Ustinov Studio at the end of last year.

Jonathan Slinger is one of the leading Shakespearean actors of his generation whose remarkable number of leading roles for the RSC includes Hamlet, Macbeth, Prospero and Malvolio.

He starred in Plastic in the Ustinov Studio and in the West End transfer of Trouble in Mind.

Rosie Sheehy‘s credits include the title role in King John for the RSC; The Whale in the Ustinov Studio and Uncle Vanya, for which she won the Best Female Performance in the English Language at the Wales Theatre Awards 2018.

David Mamet is one of the most distinctive voices in stage and film writing today. His multi award-winning plays include Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed-the-Plow and American Buffalo.

Oleanna will be on stage at Malvern Theatres from Monday 12th – Saturday 17th July. Tickets are on sale at the Box Office 01684 892277 and online at

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