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

Best of Enemies (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

(82 Ratings)
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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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Show-Score Member Reviews (82)

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60 Reviews | 6 Followers
Edgy, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you love a terrific mix of media, slick staging and David Harewood being wonderful. Or want to see how we moved towards political soundbites

Don't see it if you experience sensory overload (there are loud noises, music and flashing lights at points). But the soundtrack is terrific & Andy Warhol!

101 Reviews | 6 Followers
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You like politics and current affairs. Very topical show. Thought provoking and balanced in its approached. Great acting and good staging.

Don't see it if You don’t like politics. You’re not interested in the impact of media in society.

148 Reviews | 19 Followers
Intense, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like plays with politics and media themes. Reminded me of the Network movie.

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy verbose plays. Would need your full attention

82 Reviews | 6 Followers
Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want a clever crackling play

Don't see it if you don't like plays with heavy dialogue

56 Reviews | 3 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Witty, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to be brought to a moment in time.

Don't see it if You find politics dull.

50 Reviews | 2 Followers
Historical, Great acting, Informative, Political, Absorbing

See it if you are a fan of 20th Century History, and want to see great acting performances

Don't see it if you aren't into history or politics

561 Reviews | 99 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.

161 Reviews | 29 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

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 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 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 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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