David Mamet

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‘We know that anger’: the return of David Mamet’s incendiary Oleanna
What does Mamet’s 1992 play about a college professor accused of sexual harassment say in the wake of #MeToo? Lucy Bailey, director of its West End revival, discusses its power

Arifa Akbar

19, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The Christopher Boy’s Communion review – Mamet's warped drama of motherhood and murder
David Mamet’s new play, adapted as an audio drama, follows an indomitable Manhattanite willing to sacrifice everything to save her murderer son

Arifa Akbar

09, Mar, 2021 @1:25 PM

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A dramatic year: the 10 best theatre shows of 2020
As the industry faced turmoil, there were triumphant stagings of classics by Sarah Kane, David Mamet and Alan Bennett – and bold new experiments

Arifa Akbar

23, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Oleanna review – brutal and brilliant revival of pre-#MeToo masterpiece
Rosie Sheehy and Jonathan Slinger are captivating in David Mamet’s 1992 two-hander about a university student and professor in a battle of power, privilege and consent

Arifa Akbar

13, Dec, 2020 @12:36 PM

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Theatre and #MeToo: 'There's a new anger in women's stories'
The Weinstein scandal has inspired several new plays ranging from sharp satire to crass comedy. As the mogul heads to trial, we gauge theatre’s response

Arifa Akbar

27, Aug, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Can Hastings’s seafront gallery get it right second time around?
A new lease of life for art in Hastings, but a London clinic for injured dancers closes…

Richard Brooks

30, Jun, 2019 @8:00 AM

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The week in radio and podcasts: Culpable; Man in the Window; Paradise; Death in Ice Valley
True crime continues to be a mainstay of the podcast world

Miranda Sawyer

30, Jun, 2019 @6:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Bitter Wheat; Xanadu; Strange Fruit – review
John Malkovich cannot save David Mamet’s lame post-Weinstein satire

Susannah Clapp

23, Jun, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Bitter Wheat review – Malkovich and Mamet's monstrous misfire
John Malkovich works overtime to squeeze depth into David Mamet’s predatory Hollywood tycoon Barney Fein

Michael Billington

19, Jun, 2019 @9:46 PM

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Why are male playwrights rushing to write about Harvey Weinstein? | Suzanne Moore
David Mamet has written some great stuff in his time – but rape and harassment are not some kind of interesting philosophical exercise, writes Suzanne Moore

Suzanne Moore

10, Jun, 2019 @5:30 PM

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Buffing up Bond: when it's time to send for the script doctor
As Phoebe Waller-Bridge puts a spring in Bond 25’s step, we salute the craft of Hollywood’s rewrite maestros, from Carrie Fisher to Quentin Tarantino

Stephen Arnell

09, May, 2019 @9:05 AM

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John Malkovich to star in David Mamet play inspired by Harvey Weinstein
Bitter Wheat – ‘a black farce about a badly behaved movie mogul’ – to open at the Garrick theatre, London, on 7 June

Chris Wiegand

29, Jan, 2019 @11:42 AM

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