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Best Of Enemies

2 Dec 2021 to 22 Jan 2022

Young Vic

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.
Best Of Enemies at the Young Vic

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Show details

Synopsis


"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).


Background information, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


Inspired by the documentary by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon.

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Box office tel: 020 7922 2922

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 2 December 2021

Closes:Saturday 22 January 2022

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

Fri 24 & Fri 31 Dec matinees: 2.30pm


Running time: To be confirmed

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Access information


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


Creatives


Author: James Graham
Director: Jeremy Herrin
Designer: Bunny Christie
Lighting: Paule Constable
Video designer: Luke Halls
Production: A Young Vic / Headlong co-production

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