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National Theatre Live


Thursday, May 18 1 & 7pm

★★★★★ “A compelling, human drama” – The Times

★★★★★ “A scintillating, perfectly-timed play” – Financial Times

★★★★★ “James Graham’s dynamic, intoxicatingly thoughtful play’”Evening Standard

★★★★ “Stupendous. An absolute must-seer.” – Guardian

by James Graham
directed by
Jeremy Herrin

David Harewood (Homeland) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) play feuding political rivals in James Graham’s (Sherwood) multiple award-winning new drama.

In 1968 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 unruly liberal Gore Vidal.

During a new nightly television format, they debate the moral landscape of a shattered nation. As beliefs are challenged and slurs slung, a new frontier in American politics is opening and television news is about to be transformed forever.

Jeremy Herrin (All My Sons) directs this blistering political thriller, filmed live in London’s West End. inspired by the documentary by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon.

A production from Second Half Productions, Eleanor Lloyd Productions, Wessex Grove, Young Vic and Headlong.

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Running Time 120

Genre Theatre

David Harewood, Zachary Quinto

Directed by
Jeremy Herrin

Written by
James Graham

Admission & Prices

Adult $27
Senior $25
Child $19

*Reserve seat tickets subject to service charge