Fresh from its run on Broadway, JT Rogers Tony Award-winning play Oslo is poised to make its UK premiere at the National Theatre. It’s about the secret talks between Israel and Palestine in 1993, orchestrated on the sly by a Norwegian couple. Lydia Leonard plays Mona Juul, alongside Toby Stephens who plays her husband. We spoke to the actress about how the play first came about at a children’s football match, and taking the play straight to the Harold Pinter Theatre in the West End. What is Oslo all about?
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.