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The Best Man

Martin Shaw leads the cast in the timely UK premiere of Gore Vidal’s award winning play about the race to the White House.... Read more >>

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The Best Man

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Martin Shaw leads the cast in the timely UK premiere of Gore Vidal’s award winning play about the race to the White House.

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 proven to be “the best man”?

One of the UK’s best loved and most respected actors, Martin Shaw rose to stardom in the late seventies in The Professionals, launching a career that has hardly seen him out of the limelight since. He is best known for starring in the multi award winning BBC drama Judge John Deed and more recently Inspector George Gently. On stage, his revelatory performance as Lord Goring in Peter Hall’s production of An Ideal Husband earned him an Olivier and a Tony nomination and the coveted New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award. Other West End triumphs include the acclaimed Twelve Angry Men, Are You Lonesome Tonight? and A Man For All Seasons. He returns to the stage in a role made famous by Henry Fonda in the award-winning film adaptation of The Best Man.

Mon 25 - Sat 30
Sep 2017    Sep 2017
Click for more details and to book tickets for The Best Man at Theatre Royal Brighton, Brighton
Mon 02 - Sat 07
Oct 2017    Oct 2017
Click for more details and to book tickets for The Best Man at Richmond Theatre, Richmond, London
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