Playhouse Theatre

Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE GB

The Best Man
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The Best Man Tickets

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Starring: Martin Shaw, Jeff Fahey, Maureen Lipman, Jack Shepherd, Honeysuckle Weeks, Glynis Barber

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes

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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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based on 13 reviews

Excellent Show

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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.

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Great story, great acting. A must see!

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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.

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Must see

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Brilliant show

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

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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.

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Great show

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

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Good entertainment

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Playhouse Theatre
Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE GB

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  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Member of Q-Park scheme
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair/scooter access

Theatre Info

  • Capacity: 790
  • Year built: 1882