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Oslo at the Harold Pinter Theatre 2017

The Lincoln Center Theater production

2 October - 30 December 2017
Running Time: 2 hours 55 mins with an interval

Oslo at the Harold Pinter Theatre 2017

Direct from Broadway and following sold-out run at the National Theatre

Winner, Best Play at the 2017 Tony Awards

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 top secret talks and inspired seemingly impossible friendships. Their quiet heroics led to the groundbreaking Oslo Peace Accords.

Bartlett Sher’s acclaimed production of this new play by J.T. Rogers (Blood & Gifts, The Overwhelming, NT) sets a deeply personal story against an epic historical landscape.

This darkly funny political thriller transfers to the West End, following a sell-out run in New York and its UK premiere at the National Theatre.

In association with Ambassador Theatre Group/Gavin Kalin Productions/Glass Half Full Productions

‘Can we make peace with enemies? Oslo gives us hope.’
New York Daily News

‘Vivid and thoughtful, crackling theatre.’
New York Times

Purchase the playtext from our Bookshop

5 star rating

J.T. Rogers' play is witty and gripping. Delivered by a flawless ensemble

Financial Times
5 star rating

Seriously good. Gripping.

The Times
4 star rating

A fast-paced, quick-witted intellectual thriller. Remarkable.


Oslo | Meet the writer and director

The first of two interviews with J.T. Rogers and Barlett Sher discussing their Tony Award-winning play, Oslo.

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Oslo | Rehearsal gallery

Oslo | Interview with J.T. and Bartlett: Part Two

The Oslo playwright and director speak about the play and how audiences have reacted to it so far.

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Oslo | Trailer

Oslo, winner of Best Play at the 2017 Tony Awards, is coming to the National Theatre.

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‘Can we make peace between enemies?’

A pre-theatre discussion staged by Intelligence Squared and Oslo.

Join us for an exclusive pre-show event in conjunction with Intelligence Squared. Speakers include Mona Juul, Norwegian Ambassador to the UK, Jonathan Freedland (Chair) Guardian columnist, broadcaster and author, William Sieghart Founder and Chairman of Forward Thinking, an NGO which works with the leadership of all parties on both sides of the divide in the Israel/Palestine conflict and Jamie Rubin Assistant Secretary of State and Chief Spokesman for the US State Department under Madeleine Albright from 1997-2000, during a major Clinton administration push for an Israel-Palestine peace deal. 

Tue 17 Oct, 5.30pm at the Harold Pinter Theatre
Tickets £15

Please note, tickets to the evening performance of Oslo are not required to book this event.

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Marianne Heiberg / Toril Grandal
Geraldine Alexander
Uri Savir
Philip Arditti
Jan Egeland / Ron Pundak
Thomas Arnold
Hassan Asfour
Nabil Elouahabi
German Wife / Swedish Hostess
Karoline Gable
Shimon Peres / Yair Hirschfeld
Paul Herzberg
Understudy Uri Savir
Rez Kabir
Yossi Beilin
Jacob Krichefski
Understudy Terje Rød-Larsen/Thor Bjornevog/US Diplomat/Trond Gundersen/German Husband
Jason Langley
Mona Juul
Lydia Leonard
Jonah Y Lotan
Joel Singer
Yair Jonah Lotan
Ahmed Qurie
Peter Polycarpou
Trond Gundersen / German Husband
Anthony Shuster
Terje Rød-Larsen
Toby Stephens
Thor Bjornevog / US Diplomat
Daniel Stewart
Understudy Ahmed Qurie/Hassan Asfour/Yossi Beilin
Allon Sylvain
Geoffrey Towers
Understudy Shimon Peres/Yair Hirschfeld
Geoffrey Towers
Johan Jørgen Holst / Finn Grandal
Howard Ward

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