Oslo at the Harold Pinter Theatre – 30 Sept – can peace be made between enemies?

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Oslo at the Harold Pinter Theatre – 30 Sept – 30 Dec. Can peace be made between enemies?  A true story

Direct from Broadway.  Winner, Best Play at the 2017 Tony Awards

This is how it goes

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. They were held in a castle in the middle of a forest outside Oslo.

Oslo tells the true story of two maverick Norwegian diplomats who coordinated top-secret talks and inspired seemingly impossible friendships. Their quiet heroics led to the ground breaking Oslo Peace Accord.

Stage and screen actor Toby Stephens stars as Terje Rød-Larsen, opposite Lydia Leonard as Mona Juul and Peter Polycarpou as Ahmed Qurie.

Multi-award winning director Bartlett Sher leads the production, which has played Off-Broadway before a season at the Lincoln Center. Creative team includes scenic design by Michael Yeargan.  Costume design by Catherine Zuber. Lighting design by Donald Holder and sound design by Peter John Still.

Oslo may not be suitable for young children.

Oslo plays at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN

Tickets: https://www.officialtheatre.com

Newsbites:

Financial Times – J.T. Rogers’ play is witty and gripping. Delivered by a flawless ensemble.

The Times – Seriously good. Gripping.

This play is drawing huge crowds. Performances fill fast. Tourists are not the only ones in the audience. Memories of the news breaking that a peace deal had been done seemed to be floating in the auditorium. They were difficult days filled with conflict. Many died, wounded and left for dead.

How did the play come together?  The idea emerged from two Norwegian diplomats who came up with a plan to resolve the Middle East crisis a tempting for stage play. It could be done and definitely worth a try. Mistakes made but it was not time to give up.

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