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    A debate that transformed US politics

    Zachary Quinto and David Harewood star in the West End transfer of James Graham’s Best of Enemies play, a blazing political drama about a game-changing US debate.

    1968 was a year of huge upheaval for the US, marked by anti-war and civil rights protests. As two men battled to become the next President, the public's attention turned to their television screens. Conservative William F Buckley Jr. and liberal Gore Vidal traded insults in a series of debates broadcast to an already divided nation - and became the blueprint for modern day political campaigns.

    Created by one of our foremost political playwrights, Best of Enemies premiered at the Young Vic Theatre in 2021. It is based on Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon's documentary and directed by Jeremy Herrin (This House).

    James Graham’s impressive writing credits include BBC drama Sherwood, and multiple Olivier Award-nominated plays including Labour of Love and Ink, about the rise of Rupert Murdoch.

    Casting for Best of Enemies in London is led by Zachary Quinto as Vidal and David Harewood as Buckley Jr.

    Experience the debates which changed American politics forever with Best of Enemies tickets. This sharply observed play opens in London in November 2022.

    Performance dates: 27 Nov 2022 - 18 Feb 2023

    Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval)

    Age recommendation: TBC

    Special notice: Best of Enemies contains themes of racism, homophobia, violence, antisemitism and strong language.

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    Latest audience reviews

    David Harewood and Zachary Quinto are the perfect sparring partners.

    gemmaj2 24 Nov 2022
    GreyGardens 22 Nov 2022
    annn5 Top 200 reviewer15 Nov 2022

    Interesting show, all the better as it was based on a true story

    andrewh80 15 Nov 2022

    Excellent

    annn5 Top 200 reviewer15 Nov 2022
    lukep5 21 Nov 2022
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