Oleanna
68

Oleanna London Reviews and Tickets

68%
(3 Reviews)
Positive
67%
Mixed
33%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Overrated, Clever, Intense

About the Show

A powerful two person drama by award-winning playwright David Mamet transfers to the West End. 

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Member Reviews (3)

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84 Reviews | 3 Followers
70
Funny, Irritating

See it if you like Mamet and are happy to suspend disbelief.

Don't see it if you like clearcut plays. Read more

26 Reviews | 1 Follower
70
Intense, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in a thoughtful play about sexual violence against women, it’s a very good play

Don't see it if You fee triggered my sexual violence, some of the scenes were a bit hard to watch

21 Reviews | 0 Followers
63
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great acting, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You like plays with lots of dialogue focusing on important, thought-provoking issues

Don't see it if You're someone who notices plot holes very easily

Critic Reviews (5)

London Theatre
July 30th, 2021

...David Mamet’s supremely discomfiting play about power politics and academe that has been freshly revived by the director Lucy Bailey.
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The Times (UK)
July 29th, 2021

'Oleanna' is a fast-moving, exquisitely infuriating experience over 80 minutes. Bailey’s production makes the play feel both mythical and utterly of the moment.
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The Arts Desk
July 29th, 2021

...through quietly convincing and unflashy performances [Rosie Sheehy and Jonathan Slinger] convey a sense that each of them is both perpetrator and victim. Both are equally emotionally grounded, and the final explosion of violence is deeply disturbing.
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The London Evening Standard
July 28th, 2021

Bailey’s crackling, intelligent production is full of fleeting moments that could inspire hours of discussions in themselves.
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The Telegraph (UK)
August 23rd, 2021

In Bailey’s confident hands, 'Oleanna' is something of a Trojan horse. The billing might shout “sexual harassment”, but it’s the dismantling of the edifice of patriarchal intellectual assumptions that really packs its punch.
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