Almeida Theatre, Islington
Almeida Theatre, Islington
Our Review 3 / 5

Acclaimed actor Ben Whishaw returns to the Almeida Theatre following his 2015 appearance in 'Bakkhai'. He takes on the role of Luke - an aerospace billionaire in Silicon Valley. Luke claims he can talk to anyone and that God himself is talking to him. He sets out on a mission to change the world but is met with violent consequences.

"Silicon Valley. The future. A rocket launches. Luke is an aerospace billionaire who can talk to anyone. But God is talking to him. He sets out to change the world. Only violence stands in his way."

Previews from |
12th August 2017
Opening date |
23rd August 2017
Booking from |
28th September 2021
Available until |
30th September 2017
Closes |
30th September 2017
Chris Shinn
Ian Rickson
Cast list:
Ben Whishaw, Adele Leonce and Naomi Wirthner

Almeida Theatre Venue Information

Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street, Islington, London, N1 1TA
Venue Box Office:
020 7359 4404
Nearest tube:
Angel or Highbury & Islington

Customer reviews

Our Review of Against


Two years ago the Donmar Warehouse presented the British premiere of Christopher Shinn's Teddy Ferrera, a complex and highly charged play of University sexual politics. Now Shinn returns to the London stage, this time with the world premiere of Against, a similarly dense, provocative and ambitious play. Read more

Latest Against News & Features

Ben Whishaw in Against
Photos of Against starring Ben Whishaw at Almeida Theatre
Friday, 18 August, 2017
The Almeida Theatre has released production photos ahead of tonight's official opening of Christopher Shinn's play Against, which began previews on 12 August and runs through to 30 September 2017 at the north London venue. Stage and screen favourite Ben Whishaw stars as Luke alongside fellow cast members Fehinti Balgoun, Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Nancy Crane, Emma D’Arcy, Amanda Hale, Kevin Harvey, Adelle Leonce, Martin McDougall, Philippe Spall...
Further casting announced for Christopher Shinn's Against with Ben Whishaw at the Almeida
Friday, 07 April, 2017
The Almeida Theatre in north London have announced further casting and on sale dates for their upcoming premiere of Christopher Shinn's play Against, which runs from 12 August to 30 September 2017, with an official opening on 18 August. Joining the previously announced Ben Whishaw will be Adele Leonce and Naomi Wirthner, with further casting to be announced. "Silicon Valley. The future. A rocket launches. Luke is an aerospace billionaire who can talk to anyone. But God...
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