Oslo

By J. T. Rogers

Oslo
 

Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play

Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play

New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play

Tony Award for Best Play


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ISBN: 9781848426801
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Published: 7th September 2017
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Category: Modern drama (post-1945)

First Staged: Lincoln Center Theater, New York, 2016
On Stage at:
National Theatre, London
From Tue 5th Sep 2017 to Sat 23rd Sep 2017
Harold Pinter Theatre, West End
From Sat 30th Sep 2017 to Sat 30th Dec 2017

A darkly funny political thriller, which sets a deeply personal story against an epic historical landscape. Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play, the Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Play, and Best Play at the New York Drama Critics' Circle 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.

Oslo comes to the National Theatre London in September 2017, following a sell-out Broadway run. It then transfers to the Harold Pinter Theatre from October.

Extra Content: J.T. Rogers on writing Oslo: 'You have to find the story; you can’t just set out to write a play about politics or it would be as boring as hell.' Read the full interview in The Guardian.

'An extraordinary achievement, hands down the best new play of the season. Creating riveting drama out of the intransigence of implacable enemies is no modest trick, but darned if J.T. Rogers doesn’t pull it off, and grandly... a dramatist of generous spirit writing with persuasive compassion about his characters'

- Washington Post

'Unequivocally fascinating... Rogers’ clever dialogue is very witty. You get the facts, but you get them delivered with intelligence and humor'

- Variety

'A riveting dramatization... Rogers takes the players in this comedy of terrors at face value, refusing to douse it in cynicism or the certainty of hindsight'

- Deadlne

'As expansive and ambitious a play as any in recent Broadway history... [has an] urgent behind-the-scenes intimacy at its fast-beating heart... [Rogers' script] is a marvel of both expository efficiency and exciting showmanship, by which a big picture is revealed to be a composite shot of precisely defined, imperfect individuals. Oslo features a vast cast of characters, of widely varied temperaments and ideological stripes. Yet somehow, by the end, you feel you have come to know every single one of them'

- New York Times

'Bracing and absorbing... the balance of passion, discipline, and suspense is organically, thrillingly theatrical'

- Entertainment Weekly


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