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Secret negotiations—and a return to the blasted heath: The best plays on this month

Political thrillers and old classics

Marieke Heebink and Gaite Jansen in Persona. Photo: JAN VERSWEYVELD

Oslo

National Theatre, 5th to 23rd September

JT Rogers’s play about the secret negotiations organised by a couple of young Norwegian diplomats that led to the historic 1993 Oslo Accords won every best play award on Broadway last season, so the NT re-staging—with Toby Stephens and Lydia Leonard leading the cast—is already booked into the West End in October. Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat shook hands at the White House, but the breakthrough originated in a castle in a forest…

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