Initial casting has been announced for the London run of Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony-winning J.T. Rogers drama Oslo, which will begin performances at the National Theatre September 5 and subsequently transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre October 2, continuing through December 30.
Again directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, the cast will be led by Toby Stephens (Private Lives, The Real Thing) in the role of social-scientist Terje Rød-Larsen, with Tony nominee Lydia Leonard (Wolf Hall/Bring Up the Bodies) as his wife, diplomat Mona Juul, and Peter Polycarpou (Oklahoma!, Les Miserables) as Ahmed Qurie, the former Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority.
Stephens, Leonard, and Polycarpou will be joined by Geraldine Alexander, Philip Arditti, Thomas Arnold, Nabil Elouahabi, Paul Herzberg. Karoline Gable, Anthony Shuster, Daniel Stewart, and Howard Ward. Further casting will be announced.
Oslo was awarded the Best Play Tony at the 2017 Tony Awards and was the winner of every Best Play award, including those given by New York Drama Critics' Circle, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Obie, and Lucille Lortel Awards. The Broadway production will play its final performance at the Vivian Beaumont Theater July 16.
Oslo tells the true story of how one young Norwegian couple, Mona Juul and her husband,Terje Rød-Larsen, planned and orchestrated top-secret meetings between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, which culminated in the signing of the historic 1993 Oslo Accords.