Against
Drama

Almeida

Against

12 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017

Pro reviewers rating
11 reviews

3.0 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

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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.

World Premiere of a new play.

 

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Almeida [Off West End]

“As you’d expect, Whishaw rules the stage. He conveys immediately the lonely sincerity of a man possessed by a great vision.”

Aleks Sierz (Arts Desk, The Stage)

“Rickson directs this intense, far-flung, multitasking play with seamless elegance... Whishaw is outstanding... Hale is excellent”

Kate Kellaway (Observer)

“Good, meaty questions... he doesn't find a way of giving them enough momentum... Whishaw and Hale are wonderful.”

Sarah Crompton (What's On Stage, Guardian)

“Puzzling and frustrating play about violence, elevated by a near-perfect performance from Ben Whishaw.”

Tim Bano (The Stage, Time Out)

“Ambitious but frustrating... a lucid, stripped-back production... Beautifully performed... Whishaw: mesmerising, subtle.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Comes up with cryptically simplistic answers... Whishaw: a quietly charismatic intensity that is always compelling.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Many fascinating ideas... Whishaw... electric... sells us Luke in spite of what Luke is made to say... an excellent performance.”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“Whishaw is quietly brilliant and precise: he combines tenderness with tenacity, resolve with uncertainty.”

Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)

“Ambitious and honourable... Flawed, digressive and intriguing, it never quite achieves the ignition the subject deserves.”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“Although Rickson’s production is well-acted, it’s tonally uncertain, and Shinn’s intentions aren’t easy to decipher.”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Whishaw’s mesmeric... Shinn has wound up turning the wine of a potent subject into a watery disappointment.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

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