Photo Flash: First Look at Almeida Theatre's AGAINST, Featuring Ben Whishaw

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.

The full cast is 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. Against is designed by Ultz, the composer is Mark Bradshawand the movement director is Imogen Knight. Casting is by Sophie Holland.

Ben Whishaw previously appeared in Bakkhai at the Almeida. Other theatre credits include The Crucible on Broadway; Mojo and Peter and Alice in the West End; Cock at the Royal Court; His Dark Materials; The Seagull; and The Idiot at the National Theatre; and Hamlet at The Old Vic. His film credits include A Hologram for The King; The Danish Girl; The Lobster; In The Heart of the Sea; Suffragette; James Bond films Spectre and Skyfall as Q; Paddington; Lilting; Enduring Love; Layer Cake; Perfume; Stoned; I'm Not There; Brideshead Revisited; Bright Star; The Tempest; and Cloud Atlas. For television he won a BAFTA for the BBC adaptation of Richard II, directed by Rupert Goold. Other television includes London Spy; The Hour; Nathan Barley; and Criminal Justice, for which he won Best Actor Awards at the Emmys and the Royal Television Awards.

Photo credit: Johan Persson

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