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Oslo - Harold Pinter Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

TRANSFERRING to London direct from a critically acclaimed sold-out run on Broadway, the 2017 Tony Award® winning Oslo runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre from October 2 to December 30, 2017, following September dates at the National Theatre.

In 1993, in front of the world’s press, the leaders of Israel and Palestine shook hands on the lawn of the White House. Few watching would have guessed that the negotiations leading up to this iconic moment started secretly in a castle in the middle of a forest outside Oslo.

Oslo tells the true story of two maverick Norwegian diplomats who coordinated the top-secret talks and inspired seemingly impossible friendships between Israeli, Palestinian, Norwegian and American people. Their quiet heroics led to the ground-breaking Oslo Peace Accords.

Multi award-winning director Bartlett Sher’s thrilling production of J.T. Rogers’ (Blood and Gifts, The Overwhelming) critically acclaimed new play sets a deeply personal story against an epic historical landscape.

Described as a darkly funny and sweeping new work, Oslo is soon to be made into a major feature film.

The cast includes Toby Stephens as social-scientist Terje Rød-Larsen, with Lydia Leonard as his wife, diplomat Mona Juul and Peter Polycarpou as Ahmed Qurie, the former Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority in Oslo.

Set design is by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Peter John Still and projections by 59 Productions.

Robert Icke’s ground-breaking production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott, continues at the Harold Pinter Theatre until September 2, 2017.