A play worth seeing – The Best Man

The Full Cast of The Best Man at The Playhouse (c) Pamela Raith Photography-074

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.

L-R Martin Shaw (William Russell) & Jeff Fahey (Joseph Cantwell) - The Best Man at The Playhouse (c) Pamela Raith Photography-083

 

Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue,  London WC2N 5DE.

part of the Ambassador Theatre Group

 

 

About Natasha Blair

Travel journalist who enjoys discovering new places in style, where possible, with her dog, a Coton de Tulear, called Poppy. Good food, not necessarily gourmet, is important as is the atmosphere as she also writes about restaurants. Culture is another love, and as she is based in London, she reviews theatre and art exhibitions.
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