Against

Against

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.

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About Against:

"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."

By:
Chris Shinn
Director:
Ian Rickson
Design:
Ultz
Cast list:
Ben Whishaw, Adele Leonce and Naomi Wirthner
Against Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Saturday, 12 August, 2017
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 23 August, 2017
Available from: 
Tuesday, 21 November, 2017
Closes: 
Saturday, 30 September, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 30 September, 2017
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday-7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday-7.30pm
Sunday--

Almeida Theatre

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

Against Customer reviews

Our Against Review

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.

Latest Against News & Features

Ben Whishaw in Against
Photos of Against starring Ben Whishaw at Almeida Theatre
Friday, August 18, 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, Gavin Spokes, and Naomi Wirthner.

Against
Further casting announced for Christopher Shinn's Against with Ben Whishaw at the Almeida
Friday, April 7, 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 is talking to him. He sets out to change the world. Only violence stands in his way."

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