Presented by Bill Kenwright, this UK premiere will visit Windsor, Brighton, Richmond, Bath and Cambridge prior to a West End run.
It has been announced that Martin Shaw will lead the cast in the UK premiere of Gore Vidal’s political thriller about ambition, political scandal, ruthlessness… and the race for 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 esteemed ex-Secretary of State and his newcomer 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 most respected actors, Martin Shaw began his career in the late seventies in The Professionals. He is best known for starring in the multi award winning BBC drama Judge John Deed and more recently Inspector George Gently. On stage, he has appeared in productions of Twelve Angry Men, Are You Lonesome Tonight? and A Man For All Seasons.
Gore Vidal is known for his works which include Myra Breckinridge and Lincoln. The Best Man originally premiered on Broadway in 1960 and was nominated for six Tony Awards, including ‘Best Play’. It was last revived on Broadway in 2012 starring James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury, and earned two Tony award nominations including ‘Best Revival of a Play’.
Further casting and creative team involved with the production have yet to be announced.
The production will visit:
THEATRE ROYAL WINDSOR
12 SEPTEMBER – 23 SEPTEMBER
THEATRE ROYAL BRIGHTON
25 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER
2 OCTOBER – 7 OCTOBER
THEATRE ROYAL BATH
9 OCTOBER – 14 OCTOBER
CAMBRIDGE ARTS THEATRE
16 OCTOBER – 21 OCTOBER
For more information about the production visit: http://www.kenwright.com/microsite/the-best-man/#theshow
To book tickets for Richmond and Brighton visit: ATG Tickets.