Bond leading light Ben Whishaw’s stage star continues to burn brightly in Against at the Almeida Theatre, playing an aerospace billionaire with a purpose; check out the stunning production photos.
Christopher Shinn’s gripping new play, directed by Ian Rickson, features Whishaw as Luke, a brilliant engineer from Silicon Valley who sets out to change the world on a mission assigned to him by God – with only violence standing in his way.
The full cast of Against includes Fehinti Balgoun, Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Nancy Crane, Emma D’Arcy, Amanda Hale, Kevin Harvey, Adelle Leonce, Martin McDougall, Philippe Spall, Gavin Spokes, Ben Whishaw and Naomi Wirthner. The production is designed by Ultz, the composer is Mark Bradshaw and the movement director is Imogen Knight.
Against marks the return of Whishaw to the Almeida stage, following the critically acclaimed Bakkhai at the North London venue. His other theatre credits include The Crucible on Broadway, and Mojo and Peter And Alice in the West End, but he is best known for starring on-screen in films Spectre and Skyfall, as well as his BAFTA Award-winning performance in the BBC adaptation of Richard II.
Against plays at the Almeida Theatre until Saturday 30 September. You can book your tickets through the venue’s website.