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6 1960s TVs stacked on top of each other. David Harewood is split across 2 TVs and Charles Edwards in pointng at him, also split across 2 TVs. There is white noise on the other screens

A Young Vic / Headlong co-production

Best of Enemies Broadcast

A new play by James Graham
Directed by Jeremy Herrin

Thu - Sat: 7.30pm Greenwich Mean Time

Sat matinee: 2.30pm Greenwich Mean Time

Running time: approx. 2 hours 25 mins (inc. interval)

Standard £15
Multi-viewer £20

Education group: up to 30 viewers £150
Education group: up to 20 viewers £100
Education group: up to 10 viewers £50

Booking for an education group? Call our Box Office on 020 7922 2922 to book one of our education group tickets.

Best Seat in Your House

Watch Best of Enemies live online via our immersive, multi-camera broadcast, Best Seat in Your House, which is designed to give you optimal choice as you watch a live show.

Enjoy the Director's Chair with our Best Seat in Your House player, where you can control multiple live camera streams. Alternatively, choose our Director’s Cut option and sit back as we deliver a more traditional live edit of the show from the theatre to your screen. 

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

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. 

Show warnings 

This show contains themes of racism, homophobia and violence. There is occasional use of homophobic and racist slurs as well as misgendering. There are references to murder, antisemitism and frequent strong language. 

There is captioning, audio description and British Sign Language (BSL) provided for every live broadcast of Best of Enemies

Got a burning question? Click the link below to head to our Best Seat in Your House FAQ page. 

Best Seat in Your House is made possible with public support from the UK Government's Culture Recovery Fund.  
The development of Best Seat in Your House was supported by the Genesis Foundation's Genesis Kickstart Fund. 

Best Seat in Your House is made in collaboration with YV Artistic Associate Duncan McLean.

Image Credit: David Harewood and Charles Edwards. Photos by Graham Pearson and Kofi Paintsil. Concept by Émilie Chen. 

Writer James Graham

Inspired by the documentary by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon

Director Jeremy Herrin

Set and Costume Designer Bunny Christie

Lighting Designer Paule Constable 

Sound Designer Tom Gibbons

Video Designer Luke Halls

Composer Benjamin Kwasi Burrell

Movement Director Shelley Maxwell

Associate Movement Director Sarita Piotrowski

Casting Charlotte Sutton CDG

Voice and Dialect Hazel Holder, Gurkiran Kaur and Salvatore Sorce

Jerwood Assistant Director Annie Kershaw

Jerwood Assistant Designer Amy Finch

Boris Karloff Trainee Assistant Director Sabrina Richmond

with Margo Cargill, Emilio DoorgasinghCharles Edwards, Clare Foster, Tom Godwin, David HarewoodJohn Hodgkinson, Justina Kehinde, Syrus Lowe, Kevin McMonagle and Sam Otto.

There is captioning, audio description and British Sign Language (BSL) provided for every live broadcast of Best of Enemies

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