After a limited run at the National Theatre, Oslo - the winner of this year’s Tony Award for Best Play - is settling in for a run in the West End at the Harold Pinter Theatre. JT Rogers’ play deals with the true story of the Oslo Accords of 1993. More specifically, how two Norwegian diplomats – who also happened to be married – set up a number of top secret negotiations between Palestine and Israel. Those talks culminated in a handshake on the lawn of the White House, and is the closest to peace the region has seen.
We’re bogged down with constant talk of negotiations these days, which is inevitable – the biggest democratic decision for a generation will change all our lives. It’s going to be tough, but nothing compared to what it took Israel and Palestine just to get sat around the same table.