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…

‘Rushes at the audience like a newshound after a story’

The Observer

‘James Graham’s captivating drama is raw and timely’

The Times

‘Astoundingly good’

Time Out

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’

Sunday Times

‘A thrillingly, slyly, humorous knockout’

iNews

‘Brims with adrenalin’

Financial Times

BEST NEW PLAY

CRITICS’ CIRCLE 2022

BEST THEATRE PRODUCTION

SKY ARTS AWARDS 2022

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OLIVIER AWARDS 2022