12 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017

World Premiere

Against

By Christopher Shinn

Directed By Ian Rickson

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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.

Dates & Tickets

Priority Booking opens in May 2017. Join as an Almeida Member here

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 19 Aug

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

Supporters' Evening
Tue 5 September

Captioned performance
Thurs 14 Sep
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Audio Described performance 
by Vocal Eyes
Sat 16 Sep
(Touch Tour 12.45pm)

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For the Almeida: Bakkhai.

Theatre includes: Mojo (Harold Pinter Theatre); Peter and Alice (Noël Coward Theatre); The Price (Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York); Cock (Royal Court); Some Trace of Her; The Seagull; His Dark Materials (National Theatre); Leaves of Glass (Soho Theatre); Mercury Fur (Paines Plough); Hamlet (Old Vic); His Dark Materials (National Theatre); Hamlet; If This Is a Man; I Licked a Slag’s Deoderant (Big Spirit Theatre Company); The Birthday Party; The Robbers; Mojo; Early Morning; The Devil in Drag; The Dutch Lover; Le Morte D’Arthur; Mucho Ado About Nothing; The Seagull (RADA).

Television includes: London Spy; Foxtrot; Richard II; The Hour; All Signs of Death; Criminal Justice; Nathan Barley; Booze Cruise; Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill; Other People’s Children.

Film includes: Spectre; A Hologram for the King; The Muse; Suffragette; The Lobster; Paddington; The Zero Theorem; In the Heart of The Sea;Lilting ; Cloud Atlas; Skyfall; Days and Nights; The Tempest ; Bright Star; Brideshead Revisited ; The International ; I’m Not There; Restraints of Beasts; Perfume: The Story of a Murderer; Stoned; Enduring Love; 77 Beds; Layer Cake; The Trench; My Brother Tom; The Escort.

Ben was nominated for Best Actor in a Play in the 2013 WhatsOnStage Awards for Peter and Alice, and in 2014 for Mojo. He was Nominated Best Actor, Laurence Olivier Awards 2005, Nominated Outstanding Newcomer, Evening Standard Awards 2005, Nominated best Actor, What’s On Stage Theatregoers Choice Awards 2005 for Hamlet. He was awarded Best Leading Actor, British Academy Television Awards for Richard II and was the Winner of the International Emmy Award for Best Actor 2009 for Criminal Justice.

Ben trained at RADA.

Cast & Creatives

Cast includes 
Ben Whishaw

Writer Christopher Shinn
Director Ian Rickson
Design Ultz
Sound Gregory Clarke
Casting Sophie Holland 

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