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…
‘Rushes at the audience like a newshound after a story’
‘James Graham’s captivating drama is raw and timely’
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).
Monday 14 November 2022 – Saturday 18 February 2023
Special preview prices available. Tickets from £17.50.
Noël Coward Theatre
St Martin’s Ln, London WC2N 4AP
‘The most satisfying play of the year’
‘A thrillingly, slyly, humorous knockout’
‘Brims with adrenalin’