A Young Vic / Headlong co-production
Best of Enemies
Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday matinees: 2.30pm
Fri 24 & Fri 31 Dec matinees: 2.30pm
£10, £15, £32, £45
Previews: £10, £15, £23, £28
“A man should never turn down two things. Sex, and appearing on television.”
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.
Best of Enemies is generously supported by The Charlotte Aitken Trust.
The Cockayne Trust has generously supported Headlong’s Co-Commission of Best of Enemies.
Writer James Graham
Inspired by the documentary by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon
Director Jeremy Herrin
Designer Bunny Christie
Lighting Designer Paule Constable
Video Design Luke Halls
Casting Director Charlotte Sutton CDG
Cast and further creative team to be announced
Audio Described performance: Fri 17 Dec 2021, 7.30pm
Captioned performance: Thu 6 Jan 2022, 7.30pm
Relaxed performance: Thu 13 Jan 2022, 7.30pm