Best of Enemies: National Theatre


Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sun, May 21, 2023 3:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:National Theatre of London
Run Time:3 hours (including intermission)


David Harewood and Zachary Quinto play feuding political rivals in James Graham’s multiple award-winning new drama “Best of Enemies”.


In 1968 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 unruly liberal Gore Vidal.

During a new nightly television format, they debate the moral landscape of a shattered nation. As beliefs are challenged and slurs slung, a new frontier in American politics is opening and television news is about to be transformed forever.

Jeremy Herrin directs this blistering political thriller, filmed live in London’s West End.

“The most satisfying play of the year.” — Sunday Times

“A scintillating, perfectly-timed play,” — Financial Times

“A compelling, human drama,” — The Times

“Astoundingly good.” — Time Out

“Zachary Quinto is a pitch-perfect Vidal.” — Telegraph

“Stupendous. An absolute must-see.” — Guardian