Martin Shaw stars in the hit production The Best Man, a play that warrants discussion after you have seen it.
Written by Gore Vidal, the play is set in 1960, and examines the behind the scenes machinations of an American Presidential campaign. He has modelled his principal characters on living political players of the day, and is thought provoking. Who was the right person for the job? The play highlights the ethics, power, and corruption of American politics, and exams the seamy political manoeuvrings behind nominations.
What makes it so interesting is that it has so much to say about politics today. The cast also includes Maureen Lipman, and Honeysuckle Weeks. According to Director Simon Evans, it is about what we want in terms of politics, as well as what the average citizen wants from a leader.
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5DE.
part of the Ambassador Theatre Group