Simon Courchel

"Eric T Miller is a convincingly condescending Buckley, not least because he does not overdo the superiority that drips from him..." "Teagle F Bougere's Baldwin, often relaxed with hands in pockets, is commanding." - The Observer

"Eric T. Miller’s performance as Buckley is quietly chilling." "This is Teagle F. Bougere’s show though. He gives an absolutely riveting performance as Baldwin.” "Christopher Wareham and Tom Kiteley channel trembling earnestness and cocksure confidence respectively as a pair of Cambridge undergraduates.” - The Stage ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

"The setting is modern, apart from an old TV that replays some of the original footage, and there is no use of theatrical lighting or sound. Yet it is utterly captivating. The fierce eloquence and intellectual rigour of Baldwin and Buckley’s arguments have not lost any of their power." - The Guardian

"One of the most compelling examples of political theatre I've seen in years." - Broadway World UK⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“With his slick-backed hair and eyeballing of the audience, Eric T. Miller revels in Buckley’s suave sophistry.” - The Times ⭐️⭐️⭐️

"Teagle F. Bougere is fantastic as Baldwin, softly spoken, calm and intellectual at first but becoming increasingly impassioned as his time wears on." "Eric T. Miller captures Buckley’s charisma ... revelling in the platform the debate gives him." - The Reviews Hub ⭐️⭐️⭐️

"Teagle F Bougere as Baldwin is magnificent – truly thrilling to watch. He delivers the eloquently crafted arguments with enormous power, dignity and poignancy." "Eric T Miller’s performance of Buckley is piercingly meticulous, self-aggrandising and manipulative." - Everything Theatre ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

"Bougere (Baldwin) makes the production unmissable."

Vulture, New York Magazine

"Debate: Baldwin vs Buckley reminds us how inarticulate our debates are."

Highbrow/Brilliant — The Approval Matrix, New York Magazine

"the american vicarious gives audiences a palpable sense of the electricity, animosity, and history coursing through the room."


"Director/Adapter, Christopher McElroen's extraordinarily fascinating theatre piece." "Expertly captured."

Broadway World

"The intimacy is both nerve-racking and electrifying, but most important of all, singularly effective."

"Phenomenally acted, radically staged, and electrically charged."

"It's not theater for the faint-hearted. What it is, however, is an engaging, exciting, and endlessly thought-provoking recreation of a watershed moment for American civil rights."

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