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.

UK TOUR 2017

12 - 23 Sep Theatre Royal Windsor 01753 853 888 Book online
25 - 30 Sep Theatre Royal Brighton 0844 871 7650 Book online
2 - 7 Oct Richmond Theatre 0844 871 7651 Book online
9 - 14 Oct Theatre Royal Bath 01225 44 88 44 Book online
16 – 21 Oct Cambridge Arts Theatre 01223 503333 Book online


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