Recently named Best Play at the 2017 Tony Awards, Oslo came to London’s Harold Pinter Theatre this October following a limited run at the National Theatre. This gripping new play is by J T Rogers and was performed at the Lincoln Center Theater in New York where it was met with great critical acclaim. Lincoln Center’s artistic director Bartlett Sher has reprised his directorial duties for the London production, which is currently booking until the end of December. A political thriller told with humour and real humanity, Oslo manages to fuse an epic political drama with a deeply personal story.
Toby Stephens stars as Terje Rød-Larsen and will be joined by Lydia Leonard as his wife, diplomat Mona Juul. West End regular Peter Polycarpou takes on the role of Ahmed Qurie. They are joined by Geraldine Alexander, Philip Arditti, Thomas Arnold, Nabil Elouahabi, Paul Herzberg, Karoline Gable, Anthony Shuster, Daniel Stewart and Howard Ward. Stay tuned for further casting news.
Based on a true story involving the signing of the historic Oslo Accords of 1993, this political drama focuses on Norwegian diplomat Mona Juul and her husband Terje Rød-Larsen as they attempt to change the world they live. The pair manage to arrange top-secret meetings in a castle in a forest outside of Oslo between the Palestine Liberation Organisation Chairman, Yasser Rafat, and the Israeli Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin, during a particularly tumultuous era in politics. These top-secret meetings bring together a small band of men and women who, through struggle and fight, have the potential to make history.
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(3mins) Take Coventry Street up to Oxendon Road; the theatre is 100 metres along on the right.