Best of Enemies
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.
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National Theatre Live brings the best of British theatre to screens worldwide.
Using state-of-the-art film techniques tailored to each play, each performance is presented in all its glory. From close-ups that capture every flare of emotion to sweeping shots of the stage. Each recording is filmed in front of a live audience at the National Theatre in London. The position of the cameras in the theatre is matched to the play to ensure that the audience in front of the screen always has the best seat in the house.
This means that we get film recordings of world-class plays sent to Liechtenstein, which are then shown on the big screen at our venue. A perfect synergy of theatre and cinema. This is theatre for everyone.