Best of Enemies Tickets
The sold out, critically acclaimed and multiple award-winning hit, Best of Enemies transfers to the West End this November. Zachary Quinto (The Boys in the Band, Star Trek, Heroes) makes his London stage debut playing left-wing icon Gore Vidal, with David Harewood (Homeland, Super Girl, Ten Percent) reprising his role as the right-wing figurehead William F. Buckley Jr.
1968 – a year of protest that divided 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 iconoclastic liberal Gore Vidal. Beliefs are challenged and slurs slung as these political idols feud nightly in a new television format, debating the moral landscape of a shattered nation. Little do they know they're about to open up a new frontier in American politics, and transform television news forever…
James Graham’s work for TV (Sherwood, Quiz, Brexit: The Uncivil War) and theatre (Ink, This House, Labour of Love) makes him one of the UK’s most exhilarating and celebrated writers and Best of Enemies reunites him with award-winning director, Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things, Wolf Hall Trilogy, This House). This Young Vic and Headlong transfer to the Noël Coward “rushes at the audience like a newshound after a story” (The Observer) and is “the most riveting play in London’ (New York Times).
Age restrictionUnder 3s will not be admitted. All children attending must have their own ticket and be able to occupy their own seats. Under 16s must be accompanied by and seated with an adult.
Running time2 hours 25 minutes (including interval)
Performance dates14 November 2022 - 18 February 2023
ContentThis show contains themes of racism, homophobia and violence, use of strobe, and smoking onstage. Temporary glare from projectors may occur on occasion from certain seats.
Everyone, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to enter the theatre. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break but we cannot guarantee admittance into the performance.
You may not bring food or drink purchased elsewhere.
AccessAudio Described performance: 3 December 2022 at 2.30 pm , Captioned performance: 10 December 2022 at 2.30 pm
Venue InformationNoel Coward TheatreSt Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU
Group PricingSpecial pricing for groups of 10 or moreCheck our group prices and save!
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What’s closing in London theatres this month? (February 2023)
February is an often overlooked month in the calendar, the Easter eggs are just beginning to creep onto the shelves for what is the shortest month of the year (hurray for payday!) and generally speaking, better days are ahead. Whether you’ve done a dry January or finally recovered from that pesky cold, it’s time to kick your feet up and relax. This February in London, there is still a chance to catch some of the West End’s favourite shows before they close, what better way to treat yourself?
3 Feb, 2023 | By Kevin Thomas