Best of Enemies

Young Vic Theatre
2 Dec 2021 – 29 Jan 2022

Box Office: 020 7922 2922

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

“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.

Location and Time

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 

Main House

Accesibility and accessible performances

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

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