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Best of Enemies Tickets

- 22 Jan 2022

Best of Enemies Information

Best of Enemies is at the Young Vic in 2021. Best of Enemies in London tickets are on sale soon.

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...
Best of Enemies is the bold new play by James Graham (Quiz, Labour of Love), directed by Jeremy Herrin (This House, People, Places and Things).

Inspired by the documentary by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon.


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Closing date

January 22nd, 2022

Previews from

December 2nd, 2021

Cast and creative

By: James Graham, inspired by the documentary by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon
Director: Jeremy Herrin
Cast List: Charles Edwards, David Harewood, Margo Cargill, Emilio Doorgasingh, Clare Foster, Tom Godwin, John Hodgkinson, Justina Kehinde, Syrus Lowe, Kevin McMonagle and Sam Otto.
Design: Bunny Christie
Lighting: Paule Constable
Sound: Tom Gibbons

Our review

Photo credit: David Harewood and Charles Edwards in Best of Enemies (Photo by Wasi Daniju)

Could any political play top the current seething drama in Westminster? Perhaps not, but James Graham's latest is another fascinating slice of history that feels all too pertinent. In fact, our voting in a TV-friendly character as Prime Minister, only to rue the disastrous consequences, can partly be traced back to this key juncture when politics fully embraced entertainment and personality trumped all else.Graham takes us back to 1960s America and a nation teetering on the brink of change....

Latest Best of Enemies News & Features

Photo credit: Best of Enemies (Photo courtesy of Young Vic)

The full cast for James Graham's newest play, Best of Enemies, has been revealed ahead of performances next month. Best of Enemies is at the Young Vic from 2 December to 22 January. Best of Enemies is inspired by events between conservative intellectual William F Buckley Jr. and liberal writer Gore Vidal during the 1968 Presidential Election. As their debates are broadcast across America, beliefs are challenged with the advent of political idolatry. The Best of Enemies play is inspired by Morgan...

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