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About the Show Less...

Peter Morgan's dramatisation of the events leading up to the most watched news interview in television history, between David Frost and disgraced American President Richard Nixon. Read More >

Sheen as Frost

In 1972, a break in was foiled at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel in Washington DC. Within days, a connection had been made between the thieves, the White House and President Nixon’s closest aides.  It unleashed one of the greatest scandals in modern American politics and ended with Nixon’s humiliating resignation.

David Frost’s interviews with Richard Nixon drew the largest audience of a news interview ever. Could this British talk-show host, with no known political convictions and a playboy reputation, be the one to elicit an apology from the man who committed one of the biggest felonies in American political history?

Michael Sheen plays Frost, and Frank Langella his adversary Nixon.

To read our First Night Feature on Frost/Nixon at the Donmar, click here.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 09/11/2006

Opening Night: 15/11/2006

Closing Night: 03/02/2007

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Cast & Creative


Michael Sheen, Frank Langella


Director - Michael Grandage

Producer - Matthew Byam Shaw, Arielle Tepper Madover, Robert Fox and Act Productions

Designer - Christopher Oram

Lighting Designer - Neil Austin

Set Designer - Christopher Oram (video designs Jon Driscoll)

Sound - Adam Cork

Author - Peter Morgan

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