National Theatre Live presents

Best of Enemies

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.

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

‘Dynamic and intoxicatingly thoughtful’ – Evening Standard

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.

‘A compelling, human drama’ – The Times

‘Stupendous. An absolute must-see’ – Guardian

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

Thursday, May 18, 2023
Sunday, May 21, 2023

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