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Best of Enemies

“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...

James Graham’s celebrated new BBC drama Sherwood has just concluded its first series and recent stage successes include Quiz, Labour of Love and Ink. Best of Enemies is directed by Jeremy Herrin (The Glass Menagerie, This House, People, Places and Things).

Important COVID information

Remember the government continues to advise the wearing of face coverings in crowded and enclosed spaces, especially where you come into contact with people you do not usually meet, when case rates are high.

Important Information

This show contains themes of racism, homophobia and violence.

Everyone, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to enter the theatre. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. You may not bring food or drink purchased elsewhere.

Remember the government continues to advise the wearing of face coverings in crowded and enclosed spaces, especially where you come into contact with people you do not usually meet, when case rates are high.

Audio Described Performance: 2.30pm Saturday 3 December 2022
Captioned Performance: 2.30pm Saturday 10 December 2022

Age Restrictions

Everyone, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to enter the theatre. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted.

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 18th February 2023.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

2.30pm

Tue

2.30pm

Wed

7.30pm

Thu

7.30pm

Fri

7.30pm

Sat

7.30pm
7.30pm

Sun

-

Noel Coward Theatre Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: (Charing Cross) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139

Night Buses Icon Night buses: (Charing Cross) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551

Rail Icon Nearest rail: Charing Cross

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Piccadilly, Northern

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Leicester Square

Directions Icon Directions from Leicester Square :

(2mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.

Parking Icon Car park: St Martin's Lane Hotel (1min)

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: Yes

Facilities at Noel Coward Theatre

Air conditioned

Bar

Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible

Noel Coward Theatre Location

85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU
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Best of Enemies

Noel Coward Theatre, London

Running until: Sat 18th February 2023

Running time: 2 hours 25 mins (incl. interval)