The Best Man

23 Oct — 28 Oct
Lyceum Theatre
Drama/Theatre
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A sophisticated, elegant and damnably entertaining play

The New Yorker on The Best Man

Two opposing presidential party candidates are neck and neck in an unscrupulous battle for the nomination. The only thing that separates the ex-Secretary of State and his populist opponent is an endorsement from a respected ex-President. But where does compromise end and corruption begin? And who in the end will be proved to be ‘the best man’?

One of the UK’s best loved actors, Martin Shaw, leads a star-studded cast. Best known for his TV roles in Judge John Deed, Inspector George Gently and The Professionals, he returns to the stage after his West End triumphs which include An Ideal Husband, Twelve Angry Men, Are You Lonesome Tonight? and A Man for All Seasons. Jeff Fahey, American movie star whose films include The Lawnmower Man and TV series Lost co-stars alongside BAFTA award-winning Gemma Jones, best known for her roles in Bridget Jones’s Diary, Spooks and Harry Potter.

Joining them are Jack Shepherd, whose extensive career includes his celebrated roles in Wycliffe and Bill Brand; Glynis Barber, best known for Dempsey and Makepeace, Night and Day and EastEnders; and Honeysuckle Weeks and Anthony Howell who co-starred in Foyle’s War.

Running time: About 2 hours and 30 minutes (including a 15 minute interval)

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  • On sale 1 September at 5.00pm. Available Monday - Wednesday Evening + Midweek Matinees
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