Oslo at Harold Pinter Theatre tickets
Oslo at Harold Pinter Theatre tickets

Oslo tickets from £15.00

Tickets from £15.00

Overview

The incredible new play by J.T. Rogers, Oslo comes to the Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited run, with tickets available between 5th September 2017 and 30th December 2017, following runs both on Broadway and at the National Theatre.

As the eyes of the world’s press look on, the leaders of Palestine and Israel shake hands for the first time on the lawn of the White House in 1993.

Little do those watching know however, the negotiations leading up to this ground-breaking moment began in secret, hundreds of miles away in a castle in the middle of a forest on the outskirts of Oslo.

The play tells the real-life story of a couple of renegade Norwegian diplomats who managed to organise the top-secret meetings and helped do the impossible by forming friendships between Israeli, Palestinian, Norwegian and American people, with their untold heroics leading to the world-changing Oslo Peace Accords.

Oslo is directed by the acclaimed American theatre director Bartlett Sher. Sher is best known for the Broadway revival of South Pacific for which he received both the 2008 Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for best direction.

Toby Stephens, known for his on stage and screen, will play the role of Norwegian social-scientist Terje Rød-Larsen. Stephens is joined by Lydia Leonard portraying diplomat and wife Mona Juul. Leonard was nominated for a 2017 Tony Award for her performance in Wolf Hall / Bring Up The Bodies.

Oslo is the latest play by J.T. Rogers, the internationally known playwright whose plays Blood and Gifts, The Overwhelming and White People have been seen around the world.

His latest play Oslo shows the best off the best of his writing, intertwining a deeply personal story against and epic historical landscape in this darkly funny and sweeping new play.

This latest transfer of Oslo comes to the West End’s Harold Pinter Theatre, following an acclaimed sold-out Broadway run, and a stint at the National Theatre earlier this year.

A brilliantly gripping play, Oslo takes to the West End stage for a limited run between 5th September and 30th December 2017 and is not to be missed, so buy your tickets now.

Recommended for

The best tickets in the Harold Pinter Theatre can be found in the Stalls, however two supporting columns in Row M can cause restricted views. Lacking a rake, tickets in the front tends to be recommended.

The Dress Circle tends to have good views, however also has pillars in Row C. The Royal Circle and Balcony tend to have deeper curves and less legroom, making them some of the cheaper tickets in the theatre, but not the most comfortable while often feeling quite distant.

Age Recommendations: May not be suitable for young children

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 55 mins (including interval)
Opened: 30 Sep 2017
Press night: 30 Dec 2017
Booking from: 23 Nov 2017
Booking until: 30 Dec 2017

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Thursday 23 Nov 2017--7:30pm
Friday 24 Nov 2017--7:30pm
Saturday 25 Nov 20172:00pm7:30pm
Monday 27 Nov 2017--7:30pm
Tuesday 28 Nov 2017--7:30pm
Wednesday 29 Nov 2017--7:30pm
Thursday 30 Nov 20172:00pm--

Location and map

Harold Pinter Theatre
Panton Street
London, SW1Y 4DN

10 Reviews Add review

This play is based on the true story of the Oslo peace accords in 1993, where basically, a Norwegian academic thought that he had ... More

u2fancat 5'6'', 27 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This play is based on the true story of the Oslo peace accords in 1993, where basically, a Norwegian academic thought that he had a better theory for how negotiations should take place, and why they were currently failing. He and his wife were in Gaza in 1992 when violence broke out, which inspired them to try to host an informal talk between the two sides, back in Oslo. Don't underestimate the audacity of that aim - at the time, it was illegal under Israeli law for government officials to talk to members of the PLO, and what this Norwegian pair were trying to do - without knowledge of their superiors - was to get two tigers in a room together and stand back. Oh my, how noble and dry. Oh no it isn't.. this play is absolutely hilarious, clever rather than silly. The two sides like nothing better than scoring verbal points off each other, and the thing is packed with rapid-fire one-liners and impersonations of political leaders. Really, if the talks were like this, they must have been great fun. And it's a masterclass in negotiation - with the Americans sidelined, wondering what's going on and being outright lied to, so they don't take over. It was a fabulous piece of diplomacy at the time, even if the peace didn't last.. a poignant final scene has all the actors, standing still, reciting the litany of atrocities that happened since - and including the deaths of some of the participants. And throughout, projections on the rear of the stage explain to us where we are, and what's happening. A wonderful, sparky, intelligent piece of writing, this is entertaining, while never making light of the serious issues involved. A fantastic play, which I'm delighted to recommend - go see, go see, go see. Runs until 30 December - nearly three hours including interval, but it flew by, truly.

u2fancat 5'6'', 27 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This 2017 Tony Award winning play left a mark in the 2017-18 Broadway Season that made a quick transfer over to the UK. This play ... More

christierney777 5"9, 94 reviews, 1 helpful vote

This 2017 Tony Award winning play left a mark in the 2017-18 Broadway Season that made a quick transfer over to the UK. This play lived up to expectations and left a constant explosion of anger and comedy at the audience. This show is enthralling and highly energetic that made for a great evening.

christierney777 5"9, 94 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Very good, and some very funny moments. Brilliant writing throughout. Great performances, particularly from Peter Polycarpou. My o... More

markeastaugh 6"1, 110 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Very good, and some very funny moments. Brilliant writing throughout. Great performances, particularly from Peter Polycarpou. My one criticism would be that act two was very long compared to the first.

markeastaugh 6"1, 110 reviews, 1 helpful vote

lisawiedemann 172, 51 reviews, 1 helpful vote

lisawiedemann 172, 51 reviews, 1 helpful vote

ryandawe 5"8, 121 reviews, 0 helpful votes

ryandawe 5"8, 121 reviews, 0 helpful votes

livb 5'6, 190 reviews, 41 helpful votes

livb 5'6, 190 reviews, 41 helpful votes

doogie 5' 11'', 1 review, 0 helpful votes

doogie 5' 11'', 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Ruined experience due to dreadful restricted view.

lynnemeredith 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Ruined experience due to dreadful restricted view.

lynnemeredith 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Oslo is a great show.

lawrencedalton 5'11", 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Oslo is a great show.

lawrencedalton 5'11", 1 review, 0 helpful votes
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