#Oleanna Theatreworld Review
Theatreworld Review Wednesday 13 April We’re almost 20 years on from the first production in Cambridge, Massachusetts of David Mamet’s controversial play, Oleanna, inspired by the legal battle between Anita Hill, a university law professor, and her former colleague and supervisor, Justice Clarence Thomas. The charge of sexual harrassment and abuse of power brought then is brought once again by...
LEARNING UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT - #Oleanna →
Blog I spotted via Twitter - Adrian Reynolds discusses Oleanna and learning - including comments about our show.
#Oleanna - Nottingham Post Review by Alan Geary →
Link to More Production Shots of Oleanna →
Director - Matt Aston - against the better... →
Director of #Oleanna Matt Aston has taken the plunge yet AGAIN by taking on the London Marathon this year. Matt took part in and completed the 2010 London Marathon (6 hours 19 minutes 21 seconds…) and raised over £1,000 for The Actor’s Charitable Trust and this year he has been given the chance to take part in the 2011 race where he will again be running / walking quickly on behalf...
English Student Tasha Louise's Blog - Political... →
Found Tasha’s blog via Hootsuite for Twitter, very funny, political correctness gone mad! #Oleanna
Photographs of Oleanna Cast by David Baird →
Photographer David Baird came to Lakeside on 17 March to take some shots for the Left Lion interview. Obviously they can’t print them all, and these are too good to be missed, so check them all out at the link. There are some of Director Matt Aston too.
Interview with Alistair in Left Lion →
“Alistair McGowan is best known for his work as an impersonator on prime-time TV shows like The Big Impression and Spitting Image. But as well as being able to turn his tongue to just about anyone, he’s also an experienced actor and writer, having been awarded a BAFTA and nominated for an Olivier. So what’s he doing spending the best part of April performing a David Mamet play in Notts you...
Listen again - Alistair McGowan on BBC Radio... →
Alistair McGowan was on BBC Radio Nottingham this morning with Frances Finn talking about Oleanna, his work for the environment and football amongst other things. Frances, bless, got a bit confused and though I (Debs Storey - Lakeside’s Marketing Assistant) was starring alongside Alistair in Oleanna - but of course it’s the lovely Clare Foster! We had a good giggle about it, I think...
Press, Hospitals and Unwanted Furniture
Monday 28 March Freelance journalist Moira Petty came up from London to interview Alistair McGowan for a long piece in the Daily Mail which should be published in the Saturday 9 April issue – so keep your eyes peeled. Tuesday 29 March Today Alistair and Clare did their first stagger through of all three acts. It was great to see everything together and to get a feeling for the whole piece. The...
Friday 25 March - Pastries and WD40!
A splendid start to the day – breakfast pastries from The Dorchester in London where Alistair had a charity engagement last night! Thanks Alistair, what a treat! In my previous blog post ‘Dogs, Books and the 400 Metres’ I mentioned that during the play a number of phone calls are received by John and that we only hear his side of that conversation on stage. Well…after drafting the other side...
Tuesday 22 March - Dogs, Books and the 400 Metres!
Today Alistair and Clare compared performing Oleanna to running the 400 metres! They explained that with the 800 metres you start off at a good pace and then speed up and sprint to the finish, whereas the 400 metres you just have to go fast from the very beginning. This is very true – Oleanna is like the 400 metres – it’s a sprint from the very beginning! Designer Laura McEwen and Production and...
Left Lion join us for Rehearsals
David Baird from Left Lion came by on Thursday 17 March to take some rehearsal photos of Oleanna to accompany an article in their next issue. Very excited, can’t wait to see it!
Thank you to Nottingham Tourist Information Centre for displaying our Oleanna poster & powerpoint slide - looks great!
Monday 14 March - Rehearsals started today!
Lakeside technician Alyssa Watts showed actors Alistair McGowan and Clare Foster around Lakeside, and included the theatre, dressing rooms, administration office etc on her grand tour. They were then joined by the rest of the Creative Team and Director Matt Aston for a brief look at the VISITOR exhibition in the Djanogly Art Gallery. At 12.30pm the cast and creative team were joined by Lakeside...
Information about The Production
LAKESIDE IN ASSOCIATION WITH ENGINE HOUSE PRESENTS OLEANNA Written by David Mamet Starring Alistair McGowan & Clare Foster Friday 8 - Saturday 23 April OLEANNA is often referred to as Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet’s most controversial drama. Electrifying dialogue and blazing emotion create a riveting play in which a college professor and his female student become embroiled in a...