NT Live: Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies

by James Graham

directed by Jeremy Herrin

inspired by the documentary by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon

David Harewood (Homeland) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) play feuding political rivals in James Graham’s (Sherwood) multiple award-winning new drama.

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 (All My Sons) directs this blistering political thriller, filmed live in London’s West End.

Press Quotes

★★★★★ ‘The most satisfying play of the year’ Sunday Times

★★★★★ ‘A scintillating, perfectly-timed play’ Financial Times

★★★★★ ‘James Graham’s dynamic, intoxicatingly thoughtful play’ Evening Standard

★★★★★ ‘A compelling, human drama’ The Times

★★★★ ‘Astoundingly good’ Time Out

★★★★ ‘Zachary Quinto is a pitch-perfect Vidal’ Telegraph

★★★★ ‘Stupendous. An absolute must-see’ Guardian 

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