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The Best Man

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4.7 13 reviews from 13 verified reviews
  • Starring: Martin Shaw, Jeff Fahey, Maureen Lipman, Jack Shepherd, Honeysuckle Weeks, Glynis Barber
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Martin Shaw, Jeff Fahey, Maureen Lipman, Jack Shepherd, Honeysuckle Weeks, Glynis Barber

Ooh, The Best Man, sounds like a show about a wedding! It does! But it’s not that at all. Sorry. It’s actually about party politics. Well, it’s about two finalists racing towards the prize of the presidential nomination. And the final obstacle in their way is the endorsement from a popular ex-President. Who can come out The Best Man without corrupting themselves in the process? Clever title, eh! Lots of subtext and meaning.

I get it, very clever! Sounds pretty topical? It is, but it was actually written back in 1960 by Gore Vidal. That’s the magic of great theatre, it remains applicable for years in the future. It was nominated for six Tony nominations back then, was revived notably twice (2001 and 2012) and nominated for awards then too. But it only came to the UK to tour for the first time last year and after touring will be at the Playhouse Theatre for just 12 weeks.

Not long to catch it then! Not at all. This version is directed by Simon Evans and stars Martin Shaw (last seen on the West End in Twelve Angry Men at the Garrick Theatre), Jeff Fahey, Olivier award winner Maureen Lipman, Jack Shepherd, Honeysuckle Weeks and Glynis Barber. A pretty stellar cast, even with further members to be announced!

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The Best Man Ticket Information

  • Booking until:

    Saturday, 26 May 2018

  • Running time:

    2 hours 30 minutes

  • Age restrictions

    Suitable for ages 12+

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The Best Man reviews

4.7 out of 5 13 reviews

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All reviews are from customers who have been invited to leave a review just after seeing The Best Man.

Please note the reviews below are from an old production of The Best Man.


Excellent Show

I Reviewed on 25 May 2018 by
Hayes, United Kingdom


Political insight

This is a political drama with heart. It revolves around two men vying for their party nomination. One of the men will use every trick to win while the other tried to remain true and honest to his beliefs..but the latter may cost him the top post. The acting from all is excellent and you're transported to past American political drama. Martin Shaw shines as does the actress who plays his suffering wife. This drama is more than just politics. It's about life and, in the end, what truly matters.

T Reviewed on 22 May 2018 by
Kidderminster, United Kingdom



T Reviewed on 22 May 2018 by
Kew, Australia



Great story, great acting. A must see!

E Reviewed on 18 May 2018 by
Horsham, United Kingdom


Excellent show! Enjoyed every minute.

Great cast & a great storyline. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute & we have been still talking about the show the following day. Would highly recommend.

L Reviewed on 02 May 2018 by
Hawksburn, Australia


Must see

P Reviewed on 18 April 2018 by
Oberreifenberg, Germany


Brilliant show

Acting was flawless brilliant part played by Maureen Lipman. If you like a straight play this is a must see.

J Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by
Clacton On Sea, United Kingdom


Superb acting and brilliantly written.

Every part was well acted, the attention to detail was spot on for the era and the play a written 50 years ago shows it’s still topical if times today and how history repeats itself. Sometimes the voices were a little quiet but maybe due to the sound bouncing around. Witty, serious, clever and totally absorbing.

N Reviewed on 01 April 2018 by
Rayleigh, United Kingdom


Great show

Very enjoyable but found we both found ir difficult to hear the dialogue at times.

P Reviewed on 29 March 2018 by
Fleet, United Kingdom


Good entertainment

L Reviewed on 07 March 2018 by
Uppsala, Sweden