Best of Enemies | Noël Coward Theatre

Best of Enemies has great reviews. But is it any good?

James Graham’s play “Best of Enemies” explores the political landscape of 1968 America through the lens of the iconic debate between conservative William F. Buckley Jr. and liberal Gore Vidal. Zachary Quinto makes a strong London stage debut as Vidal, with David Harewood reprising his role as Buckley, both delivering powerful performances that bring these political figures to life. The play is a thought-provoking examination of the beliefs and attitudes of two opposing sides in a nation divided by protest.

The drama is electrifying, with the whole cast effectively capturing the tension and passion of the legendary debates. The script is witty and insightful, highlighting the complexity of the issues at hand and the human emotions driving them. The play’s clever use of television as a backdrop serves to illustrate the transformative impact of the media on politics and how it has changed the way we engage with public discourse.

Overall, “Best of Enemies” is a powerful production that will leave you with much to reflect on. Whether you are a fan of political drama or simply interested in learning more about this pivotal moment in American history, this play is a must-see. Highly recommended!

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