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Oslo by J.T. Rogers transfers from New York to the Harold Pinter and National Theatre
JT Rogers' Oslo comes to London
It was announced today that JT Rogers' new play Oslo will transfer to London following a run on Broadway.
The National Theatre will present the Lincoln Center Theater production, directed by Bartlett Sher which will run from 5 to 23 September 2017 at the National Theatre and transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre in the West End from 30 September to 30 December 2017.
The production is currently running at the Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater where it officially opens on 13 April 2017, booking to 18 June 2017. It initially played a limited engagement at LCT's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater off-Broadway from June 16 to August 28, 2016, opening to positive reviews on July 11.
"It's 1993. The world watches the impossible: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, standing together in the White House Rose Garden, signing the first ever peace agreement between Israel and the PLO. How were the negotiations kept secret? Why were they held in a castle in the middle of Norway? And who are these mysterious negotiators? Oslo tells the true but until now untold story of how one young couple, Norwegian diplomat Mona Juul and her husband social scientist Terje Rød-Larsen, planned and orchestrated top-secret, high-level meetings between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, which culminated in the signing of the historic 1993 Oslo Accords. Featuring dozens of characters and set in locations across the globe, Oslo is both a political thriller and the personal story of a small band of women and men struggling together - and fighting each other - as they seek to change the world."
The New York cast currently features Jefferson Mays (Terje Rød-Larsen), Jennifer Ehle (Mona Juul), Michael Aronov (Uri Savir), Anthony Azizi (Ahmed Qurie) Adam Dannheisser (Yossi Beilin) Daniel Jenkins (Ron Pundak/Jan Egeland), Dariush Kashani (Hassan Asfour), Daniel Oreskes (Shimon Peres/Yair Hirshfeld), Henny Russell (Marianne Holst/Toril Grandal), Joseph Siravo (Joel Singer) and T. Ryder Smith (Jonah Jorgen Holst/Finn Grandal).
The creative team features scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Donald Holder, and sound design by Peter John Still.
Oslo the play tickets in the West End and National Theatre are on sale from 5 May 2017.