National Theatre Live: Best of Enemies

2023| 15 TBC| 180 TBC mins| /

Screening Dates:
Thu 18 May 7:00pm

Director: Jeremy Herrin

Starring: David Harewood, Zachary Quinto

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.

★★★★★ ‘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