Theatre Royal Bath has announced casting for its upcoming production of David Mamet’s ‘Oleanna‘, the final play in the theatre’s Welcome Back Season this Autumn.
John Heffernan will play John and Rosie Sheehy will play Carol in the highly anticipated production which, in a change to original billing, will now be directed by Lucy Bailey.
The provocative drama will play in the theatre’s Main House from Wednesday 25 November to Saturday 12 December 2020.
When David Mamet’s Oleanna opened nearly thirty years ago, it caused uproar amongst audiences from New York to London. 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.