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Best Of Enemies


David Harewood (Homeland) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) play feuding political rivals in James Graham’s (Sherwood) multiple award-winning new drama.

In 1968 America, as two men fight to become the next president, all eyes are on the battle between two others: the cunningly conservative William F. Buckley Jr., and the unruly liberal Gore Vidal.

During a new nightly television format, they debate the moral landscape of a shattered nation. As beliefs are challenged and slurs slung, a new frontier in American politics is opening and television news is about to be transformed forever.

Inspired by the documentary by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon, Jeremy Herrin (All My Sons) directs this blistering political thriller, filmed live in London’s West End.

You can watch the official trailer here

★★★★★ ‘The most satisfying play of the year’ (Sunday Times)
★★★★★ ‘A scintillating, perfectly-timed play’ (Financial Times)
★★★★★ ‘James Graham’s dynamic, intoxicatingly thoughtful play’ (Evening Standard)
★★★★★ ‘A compelling, human drama’ (The Times)
★★★★ ‘Astoundingly good’ (Time Out)
★★★★ ‘Zachary Quinto is a pitch-perfect Vidal’ (Telegraph)
★★★★ ‘Stupendous. An absolute must-see’ (Guardian)


Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences.

For booking information please go here





Thu. 18 May, 2023


19:00 - 22:00