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James Graham's Best of Enemies to transfer to West End in November

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James Graham’s new play Best of Enemies will transfer to the West End this November.

The sold-out hit from the Young Vic and Headlong, which originally premiered at the Young Vic in December 2021, examines the bitter political rivalry between William F Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal.

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Full details on the West End transfer – a theatre, dates and cast – are to be announced.

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 nominated for a South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best New Theatre Production, the awards take place on Sunday. The play was also nominated for an Olivier Award and won the Critics Circle Theatre Award for Best New Play.

Written by By James Graham (Sherwood, Quiz and Brexit: the Uncivil War) and inspired by the documentary by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon, the production is directed by Jeremy Herrin.

For more information and to sign up for priority tickets, visit bestofenemiesplay.com


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