Best of Enemies (West End)
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Best of Enemies (West End)

Best of Enemies (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

(68 Reviews)
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Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

About the Show

Zachary Quinto & David Harewood star in James Graham's U.S. political drama.

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Member Reviews (68)

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488 Reviews | 92 Followers
Funny, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you love a good political play based on real events and starring exceptional actors. The entire cast was fantastic.

Don't see it if you hate political subjects.

108 Reviews | 12 Followers
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy political shows with very intense dialogue and at times difficult to follow themes and threads- interesting and engaging.

Don't see it if you don’t want to engage with politics, or you can’t look past a few pretty suspect accents. Read more

95 Reviews | 4 Followers
Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like clever writing and good acting and/or you fancy seeing a play about American politics of the 1960s.

Don't see it if your lack of interest in mid-century American politics cannot be overcome by a well-written well-acted play. Read more

90 Reviews | 16 Followers
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy detailed stage plays on specific historic events that remind us how history constantly repeats itself....

Don't see it if you have an aversion to US history ...or to casting a black man to play the original whiter than white "conservative" racist.

78 Reviews | 8 Followers
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love James graham's writing

Don't see it if if you want something hard hitting

80 Reviews | 11 Followers
Misconceived, Unnecessary, Uneven, Boring, Childish

See it if You don’t care about good acting writing or direction

Don't see it if You expect to see a smart historical story Read more

77 Reviews | 6 Followers
Refreshing, Must see, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want a better grasp on how 1968 is the starting point for where we are now

Don't see it if you are embroiled in the culture war coming down on the side of Alex Jones & Alex Tate Read more

62 Reviews | 5 Followers
Profound, Must see, Great writing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like a political drama

Don't see it if you don't like wordy shows

Critic Reviews (9)

The London Evening Standard
November 29th, 2022

"I really can’t fault Herrin’s bold, pacy production, or the canniness and flair of Graham’s writing here. Bravo."
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The Telegraph (UK)
November 30th, 2022

"If there’s a failing, it’s that almost too much research gets stuffed in, the action channel-surfing between pop-up primers, archive footage, cameos, angsty strategising and more."
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The Guardian (UK)
November 30th, 2022

"Both actors are restricted by the highly stylised roles they play, but they never become impersonations."
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The Times (UK)
November 28th, 2022

" 'Best of Enemies' isn’t just a treat for political geeks: it’s a compelling human drama, as wild and unruly as the decade it brings so passionately to life."
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November 29th, 2022

"It's a finely-etched portrayal in a play that is full of brilliant insight. It's also essentially theatrical...That makes me want to punch the air."
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The Arts Desk
December 3rd, 2022

"I was transfixed by this play 11 months ago in its smaller, cosier Off West End setting, as I was again the other night, notwithstanding a disconcerting broadness to some of the supporting performances and a level of amplification new to me in a non-musical."
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London Theatre
November 29th, 2022

"Zachary Quinto is a superb addition to this fiery, thought-provoking political drama."
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Time Out London
November 29th, 2022

"Graham makes it feel recent by showing that this is the time when personality and politics became inextricably intertwined, and hinting towards the limits of charisma and ego when it comes to actually governing a country."
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