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The Best Man


Two opposing presidential party candidates are neck and neck in an unscrupulous battle for the nomination. The only thing that separates the ex-Secretary of State and his populist opponent is an endorsement from a respected ex-President.
The Best Man at Richmond Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama

Director:
Simon Evans

Author:
Gore Vidal

Production:
Bill Kenwright

Music:
Ed Lewis

Running time: To be confirmed

Age suitability:
Not available

Background


One of the UK's best loved actors, Martin Shaw leads a star-studded cast.


Best known for his TV roles in Judge John Deed, Inspector George Gently and The Professionals, he returns to the stage after his West End triumphs which include An Ideal Husband, Twelve Angry Men, Are You Lonesome Tonight? and A Man for All Seasons.


Jeff Fahey, American movie star whose films include The Lawnmower Man and TV series Lost co-stars alongside BAFTA award-winning Gemma Jones, best known for her roles in Bridget Jones's Diary, Spooks and Harry Potter.


Jack Shepherd, whose extensive career includes his celebrated roles in Wycliffe and Bill Brand; Glynis Barber, best known for Dempsey and Makepeace, Night and Day and EastEnders; and Honeysuckle Weeks and Anthony Howell who co-starred alongside Michael Kitchen as Samantha Stewart and Paul Milner in Foyle's War.


Synopsis


Two opposing presidential party candidates are neck and neck in an unscrupulous battle for the nomination.


The only thing that separates the ex-Secretary of State and his populist opponent is an endorsement from a respected ex-President.


But where does compromise end and corruption begin?


And who in the end will be proved to be 'the best man'?


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Dates


Previews from:Monday 2 October 2017

Closes:Saturday 7 October 2017

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


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£25.90 - £54.40

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Cast


Martin Shaw - William Russell

Jeff Fahey - Joseph Cantwell

Jack Shepherd - Ex-President Hockstader

Glynis Barber - Alice Russell

Honeysuckle Weeks - Mabel Cantwell

Anthony Howell - Dick Jenson

Gemma Jones - Mrs. Gamadge

Emma Campbell-Jones - Catherine/ Reporter

Jim Creighton - Dom Blades

Simon Hepworth - Delegate/ Reporter

Ian Houghton - Dr Artinian/ Reporter

Craig Pinder - Senator Carlin/ Reporter

David Tarkenter - Marcus Sheldon/ Reporter

Sam Donnelly - Male Understudy/ ASM

Alice Offley - Female Understudy/ AM


Creatives


Director: Simon Evans
Designer: Michael Taylor
Costume designer: Hilary Lewis
Lighting: Chris Davey
Sound: Ed Lewis

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