12 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017

World Premiere

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By Christopher Shinn

Directed By Ian Rickson

Tickets
£10 - £48

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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.

Christopher Shinn’s gripping new play, directed by Ian Rickson, features Ben Whishaw as Luke.


Ben Whishaw photographed by Nadav Kander.

Rehearsal and production photography by Johan Persson.


Dates & Tickets

Previews 12 Aug - 17 Aug
Press Night 7pm Fri 18 Aug

Evenings 7.30pm
Wed matinees 2.30pm from 23 Aug
Sat matinees 2.30pm from 26 Aug

12 Aug - 17 Aug
£32, £28, £20, £10
19 Aug - 16 Sep
£39.50, £32, £20, £10
18 Sep - 30 Sep
£48, £38, £24, £10

Talkback
Thurs 21 Sep
Post-show discussion with members of the Against company. Free to same-day ticket holders.

Supporters' Evening
Tue 5 Sep
Pre-show talk for Almeida Members at approximately 6.30pm. 

Captioned performance
Thurs 14 Sep 7.30pm

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Audio Described performance 
by Vocal Eyes
Sat 16 Sep 2.30pm
(Touch Tour 12.45pm)

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Islington First
Sat 12 - Tue 22 Aug 
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £25 for the opening performances, subject to availability. Enter the promo code ISFIRST when booking. For applicable postcodes see here.

Concessions
Customers claiming Jobseekers Allowance and students can book second-price-band tickets* for £25 on Monday - Thursday evenings & Wed & Sat matinees. For more information click here

Over 65s
Customers who are 65 and over can book second-price-band tickets* for £25 on Monday - Thursday evenings & Wed & Sat matinees up to 23 September. For more information click here.

Under 30s
Customers aged 30 or under can book second-price-band tickets for £15 subject to availability. 

25 and under
Mon 14 Aug, Mon 21 Aug, Wed 30 Aug (2.30pm & 7.30pm), Mon 28 Aug, Thurs 31 Aug, Fri 1 Sep, Sat 2 Sep (2.30pm & 7.30pm), Mon 4 Sep
(Captioned Thurs 14 Sep 7.30pm, Audio Described Sat 16 Sep 2.30pm), Thurs 14 Sep
£5 tickets available exclusively to those aged 25 and under on select Mondays. Enter the promo code UNDER25 to book. Proof of age ID will be required on collecting the tickets. Tickets are limited to two per person and subject to availability. 

*Subject to availability. Not available in the final week of performances.

Tuesdays at 1pm, get last minute tickets for performances the following week.

Theatre includes: Myth (RSC); King Lear (Old Vic).

Fehinti trained at RADA.

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Additional information

The running time is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes including a 15 minute interval.

Cast & Creatives

Cast 
Fehinti Balogun
Elliot Barnes-Worrell
Nancy Crane
Emma D'Arcy
Amanda Hale
Kevin Harvey
Adelle Leonce
Martin McDougall
Philippe Spall
Gavin Spokes
Ben Whishaw
Naomi Wirthner

Writer Christopher Shinn
Direction Ian Rickson
Design ULTZ
Lighting Charles Balfour
Sound Gregory Clarke
Composer Mark Bradshaw
Movement Imogen Knight
Video Robin Fisher
Casting
 Sophie Holland 
Costume Supervision Claire Wardroper
Resident Director Jo Tyabji

Posters, programmes and scripts available to buy here

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