About the showBartlett Sher directs JT Rogers’ phenomenal new play Oslo, transferring from Broadway to London’s West End. Playing an initial season at Southbank’s National Theatre, the political drama comes to the Harold Pinter Theatre for a strictly limited season.
Set in 1993, Oslo sees two maverick Norwegian diplomats achieve the impossible. Coordinating top secret talks and inspiring seemingly impossible relationships between Israeli, Palestine, Norwegian and American people, the pair lead them on to creating the ground-breaking Oslo Peace Accords.
Oslo is the political thriller that sees a small group of men and women fighting together to change the world. How were the pairs negotiations kept secret? And why were they help in a hidden away castle in Norway? A startling tale of personal stories against the epic historical achievements, this darkly funny and poignant new work comes to light.
Casting includes actor Toby Stephens (Private Lives) as Terje Rød-Larsen, alongside Tony Award-nominated Lydia Leonard (Wolf Hall/Bring Up the Bodies) as Mona Juul and Peter Polycarpou (Working the Musical) as Ahmed Qurie. Additional casting includes Geraldine Alexander, Philip Arditti, Thomas Arnold, Nabil Elouahabi, Paul Herzberg, Karoline Gable, Anthony Shuster, Daniel Stewart and Howard Ward.
Directed by multi-award winner Bartlett Sher, the production features scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Donald Holder and sound design by Peter John Still. Following a run Off-Broadway, Oslo transferred to the Lincoln Center before making its way across the pond to London.
Oslo plays a limited season at the Harold Pinter Theatre from September 30th to December 30th 2017.
Who Should See It?Those who enjoyed political drama This House will discover a whole new breed of politics in JT Rogers’ pertinent new play. Fans of history will also find this play very revealing.
Oslo is not recommended for children.