J. T. Rogers’ Tony Award-winning play Oslo comes to London this October direct from its critically acclaimed Broadway run.
Harold Pinter Theatre | 2 October to 30 December 2017
Oslo presents the true story of a young Norwegian couple who planned and carried out top-secret, high-level meetings between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation, culminating in the signing of the historic 1993 Oslo Accords.
J. T. Rogers’ gripping new play, directed by Bartlett Sher, won ‘Best Play’ at the 2017 Tony Awards® and picked up every ‘Best Play’ award on Broadway this season.
Toby Stephens (Black Sails, BBC’s Jane Eyre, Private Lives) and Lydia Leonard (Tony nominee for Wolf Hall) play the young couple: Terje Rod-Larsen and Mona Juul, respectively. Also featured is Peter Polycarpou (The Magistrate, Oklahoma!).
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‘A must-see’ - The Times
‘Can we make peace with enemies? Oslo gives us hope’ - New York Daily News
‘The stuff of crackling theatre’ - New York Times
‘Bartlett Sher’s striking production of this compelling drama’ - Variety
Loved the play. The topic is so relevant at this time. I learned a lot about the background of the negotiations and thought the acting was exceptional. Unfortunately, things are unraveling in the region
amazing play, superb ensemble acting esp. poignant in the light of trump/jerusalem now
Cleverly written play to make good points and give explanation to complex issues. Didn't expect to laugh - funny script. Well acted and Peter Polycarpou was excellent - would definitely go to see anything he's in. Made important point at end that people need to come together and talk.
The broad backdrop of the play is the political issue at hand. The human interaction between the spokesmen for the opposing sides is the high point. But the work to set the interaction up takes up a lot of the play and is more document than drama. I dont go to dramas for politics. I must say I admire the effort to put the events into a coherent whole.
Riveting production and performance But a touch too long in second half so the tensions sag a bit other wise highly recommend
We all absolutely loved it, including 18 year old son who knew little of Israel and Palestine history. Also fantastic use of staging and lighting.
This is a powerful story of human courage and fragility. It is a moving testimony to the resilience and audacity of people engaged in back channel conversations. It was thoughtful, informative, provocative and funny. I cried with laughter, sadness and sheer frustration. This was theatre at its best.
Justifiably a sell out. Thoroughly engrossing from beginning to end.
Looking both beautiful characters in scenes about a table of interpretations peace more greater my life moonly Toby Stephens ❤️
Learned a lot, laughed more than I expected!
Excellent play. Gripping from start to finish even though outcome was known. A couple of silly bits, some nice aside explanations and also some easy going country knocking!
We found Oslo a very interesting and engaging play with some very good acting done by the actors. The only small negative side to it was there was a time about 30 minutes before the end of the play when I felt it did drag on a bit. It became a bit irrelevant. But towards the end it pulled back again . Overall it was a super play which tried to give a balanced approach to an otherwise very strongly felt issue.
Amazing theatre. Seats were resticted view (pillar in the middle of view, close by) despite not being sold as such
Well acted but too long
This is a brilliant play about an amazing couple - brought near history and the Middle East situation to life.
Excellent and spellbinding play where you will never check your watch
I loved this play - it took an interesting and controversial topic and made it funny, touching and tense all at the same time. Great acting, great set, just brilliant all round. Would recommend.
Dramatic, instructive, witty, human and finally, depressing. Excellent cast, kept the audience engaged throughout. Simple yet convincing set.
This is a 'must see' play. Writing, acting, dynamism are superb. Most importantly though is the all important sensitive portrayal of how bringing sworn enemies face to face to negotiate can break down the enmity and get positive results. it worked in Ireland, it worked in Oslo. Referring to enemies as 'friends' rejecting the labels commonly imposed, can break though the established presumptions which keep people apart. And humour leavens the seriousness of the subject. Do see it.
A great play, funny and intersting.
Teaches and inspires..
Given the fraught subject matter, I hadn't expected such a brilliant and witty evening. This excellent production, with its superb cast, maintained a delightful momentum from beginning to end.
Brilliant- great dialogue and tension
What a brilliant play - to make a political negotiation as sensitive as the Oslo peace accord palatable and gripping derseves accolades a plenty - funny and moving, I did cry and laugh a lot. We need more theatre that educates our children on a subject that sadly is more relevant today than ever. I left pensive and I guess that was the intention ...
Relatively middle ground, neither pro or anti Palestinian/Israeli. Wonderfully witty and a great stage performance of a complex and heart breaking issue in the Middle East. Politics made easy!
Interesting and a very good performance by the actors. A message for the future.
Excellent play, very well done. Action g superb.
A wonderful insight into recent and deep history and the current situation which shows how individuals can make a difference and personal relatiinships can cross divides.
Great ! Excellent actors !
I booked to take 3 friends. I worried that it would be to everyones taste - I was, we all loved it. Two Jews, two not, we were all enthralled - a terrific achievement, informative, funny and so sad that after all the huge amount of energy and goodwill expended, it all turned to dust. Acting and staging superb.
Gripping from start to finish, Oslo takes the audience through the almost insurmountable obstacles to initiating the middle eastern peace process, the risks that had to be taken by the Norwegians to keep the process on track and the gradual thawing of relations between the protagonists as they gradually saw the humanity of their mortal enemies. Superbly acted, moving entertainment, finishing up with a plea to maintain hope.
Excellent production Enthralling Great performances all round
Absolutely must see....wonderful cast, strong players. Theatre was filled with people who appreciated not only the superb production but also the fact that the messages within are still ever so relevant
Rather long but interesting. Well acted.
Oslo was utterly compelling and I really hadn't expected a drawing-room set political history play exploring an element in the Middle Eastern peace process to be so engaging, but it definitely was. The stakes are high, the performances energised and this production is a real treat!
The shouting got in the way of the story and the authenticity of the performances. I did see the show in NYC and was not aware of all the turmoil....in NYC, there was much more emotional debating and relationship. You actually believed the commitment these people had to settling this ridiculous war. And I missed the dancing on the table. And the lead male was not such a buffoon.
Fascinating play beautifully performed. Brilliant set and surprisingly funny.
An interesting and arresting play. Excellent acting. Held my attention throughout.
Very racist. Did not enjoy at all. Left after the interval.
Difficult subject matter handled with care, intensity, humour and love. The Hope constantly dangled in front of each of the participants and the audience leaving one emotionally exposed and vulnerable. Anger and Rage are so much less complicated and yet it is hope that is finally dramatically so satisfying. A wonderful peace (sic).
Absolutely blown away by this play. It deals with such a complex issue, but is engaging and funny throughout. A must see for anyone interested in foreign affairs, but also enjoyable for those who know nothing about the subject.
Serious subject but an hilarious play. Only sorry that I can't remember most of the jokes! You can't go wrong with Toby S but all the cast was excellent. Don't miss your chance to see it. Fabulous stuff.
Excellent production and acting
a real history event brilliantly staged and beautifully acted. early 1990s negotiations which changed middle east history. a must see!
full of drama and captured the power of the moment. Brilliantly acted
Fantastic on all counts
Fantastic acting. Utterly gripping despite knowing the ending. A real tour de force by the author and the actors.
Panton St, West End, London SW1Y 4DN
No Refunds or exchanges available.
Running Time: Approx 3 hours including interval
How Does It Work
You will receive a confirmation email with a voucher attached. You must print the voucher and bring it with you on the day of the performance to collect your tickets. We recommend you arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before the show to collect your tickets and settle into your seats.
Financial Times, Radio Times, The Times
‘WITTY, GRIPPING, SHAKESPEAREAN IN SCOPE.
DELIVERED BY A FLAWLESS ENSEMBLE’
Direct from a multi award- winning season on Broadway and a critically acclaimed, sold-out run at the National Theatre, the gripping political thriller Oslo arrives in the West End for a strictly limited season from 2 Oct.
‘A FAST-PACED, QUICK-WITTED INTELLECTUAL THRILLER. REMARKABLE’
Oslo tells the true story of two maverick Norwegian diplomats Terje Rød-Larsen, (Toby Stephens - Black Sails, Private Lives) and Mona Juul, (Lydia Leonard - Wolf Hall, Life in Squares) planned and orchestrated top-secret, high-level meetings between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation, which culminated in the signing of the historic 1993 Oslo Accords.
‘TOBY STEPHENS IS BRILLIANT’ – The Times
‘LYDIA LEONARD IS EXCELLENT’ – Evening Standard
‘A MODERN DAY MASTERPIECE’
‘A DRAMA-FILLED DREAM OF PEACE AND DIPLOMACY’
‘AN IMPORTANT REMINDER OF OUR SHARED HUMANITY’
‘WATCH, LEARN, MARVEL.
EPIC DRAMA MAKES HISTORY’
The Daily Telegraph
The Guardian, Daily Mail, The Stage, Jewish Chronicle
When Can I Go
2 October - 30 December
Monday - Saturday Eves: 7:30pm
Thursday & Saturday Matinees: 2pm
Extra Performances: December 27th 2pm
Off Sale Dates: October 11th & December 25th
Where Do I Go
Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN
By Tube: Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Charing Cross
By Bus: 14, 19, 24, 29, 38