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; 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 alongside Michael Kitchen as Samantha Stewart and Paul Milner in Foyle’s War.

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
23 - 28 Oct Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield 0114 249 6000 Book online


Martin Shaw William Russell
Jeff Fahey Joseph Cantwell
Jack Shepherd Ex-President Hockstader
Glynis Barber Alice Russell
Honeysuckle Weeks Mabel Cantwell
Anthony Howell Dick Jenson
Gemma Jones Mrs. Gamadge
Emma Campbell-Jones Catherine/ Reporter
Jim Creighton Don Blades
Simon Hepworth Delegate/ Reporter
Ian Houghton Dr Artinian/ Reporter
Craig Pinder Senator Carlin/ Reporter
David Tarkenter Marcus Sheldon/ Reporter
Sam Donnelly Male Understudy/ ASM
Alice Offley Female Understudy/ AM
Simon Evans Director
Michael Taylor Designer
Chris Davey Lighting Designer
Ed Lewis Composer and Sound Designer
Hilary Lewis Costume Supervisor


Coming soon…