Harold Pinter Theatre


30 Sep 2017 - 30 Dec 2017

£21.00 - £101.00

Pro reviewers rating
14 reviews

4.1 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

4.0 out of 5.0

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.

The true story of two maverick Norwegian diplomats who coordinated the top-secret talks and inspired seemingly impossible friendships between Israeli, Palestinian, Norwegian and American people. Their quiet heroics led to the ground-breaking Oslo Peace Accords.

Winner of the Tony for Best Play 2017. Transfer from New York, via National Theatre.

(Reviewed at the NT)



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“Absolutely thrilling. Pins you to your seat with tension... Stephens is often very funny... Perfectly paced, intensely clear.”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“Serious, and a seriously good... Gripping... Intense and troublesome but riveting... Stephens is brilliant... A rollercoaster.”

Ann Treneman (Times)

“An absorbing mix of historical reconstruction and political thriller, in which world events are viewed from an unfamiliar angle.”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Lands in London with a Tony in tow... A real eye for the human side of history... A proper political thriller. ”

Matt Trueman (What's On Stage, Time Out)

“An assured production of an intelligent, intricate play illuminating recent political history.”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“Engrossing... Rogers is a dramatist who delights in process... Successfully immerses us in the crises of the particular moment.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“A marvel of theatrical dexterity and nimble exposition – both in the writing and in Sher's fast-paced and quick-witted staging. ”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Justly acclaimed... Tense and sharply paced... Deft combination of research, fictional intuition and dramatic compression.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Highly entertaining... an ambitiously epic play that is informative, compelling and, with its optimistic ending, rather moving.”

Aleks Sierz (Arts Desk, The Stage)

“Quite a feat... A terrific British cast... Stephens, entering his pomp... Polycarpou is first-class.”

Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)

“Never less than engaging... Moments of humour and humanity... Admirably even-handed and clearly written from the heart.”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“Riveting... Sher’s incisive production makes debate look like action... Leonard draws all eyes.”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“Maintains a razor-sharp tension, thanks both to Rogers’s incisive writing and to the excellence of the entire cast.”

Michael Arditti (Express)

“It’s all about the banter... memorable characters, thickets of macho quips and enough testosterone to drown a small country. ”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

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