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AgainstBen Whishaw, who has appeared as Q in the Bond films, in London Spy and The Hour and who won a BAFTA for the BBC adaptation of Richard II, returns to the Almeida following his acclaimed performance as Dionysos in Bakkhai. In Against, Christopher Shinn's gripping new drama set in Silicon Valley, he plays Luke, an ambitious aerospace billionaire who sets out to change the hi-tech landscape. A world premiere, this production is directed by former Royal Court boss Ian Rickson, who also directs Damian Lewis in Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? staged in the West End earlier this year.

 

About Almeida Theatre

Along with the Donmar Warehouse, the Almeida is the most critically praised theatre in Britain. After Jonathan Kent took over in 1990, it had 14 West End transfers in 12 years, and early booking for tickets became essential - by the time the reviews came out, the run was usually sold out. More about Almeida Theatre

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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £92  40% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 4 minutes from Against
The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  21% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 11 minutes from Against
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Islington underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, transforming the rooms and suites into a stylish accommodation option. The newly ... More
 
 
 
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £53  26% off
Central Street, EC1V | 17 minutes from Against
Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More
 
 
 
 
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Machinal
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th June to 21st July 2018 - Various Times
Against, Almeida Street, N1 | Same location as Against
Natalie Abrahami directs Sophie Treadwell's expressionist drama, which traces the rise and fall of a mild-mannered stenographer, who marries her boss and sparks a tragic affair ...More
 
 
 
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Damaged Goods
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th, 17th and 18th July 2018 - 6.30pm
Against, 115 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Against
In this comedy about pain, fragility and temptation, three women are drawn to a charismatic cult leader....More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th to 21st Jul 2018 - 8pm
Against, 115 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Against
A story about a previously repressed student who discovers sex and then finds her self pregnant....More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | Same location as Against
Along with the Donmar Warehouse, the Almeida is the most critically praised theatre in Britain. After Jonathan Kent took over in 1990, it had 14 ... More
 
 
 
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The King's Head
London > Entertainment > Theatres
115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Against
London's original pub theatre is located in the back room at the The King's Head. It was founded in 1970 by the pub's owner, Dan Crawford, ... More
 
 
 
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Against
The Little Angel Theatre was founded by John Wright in 1961 in a derelict temperance hall in Islington. Every type of puppet is used, and themes, ... More
 
 
 
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The Little Angel Theatre
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Against
This innovative children's theatre provides a showcase for the art of puppetry. Founded by master puppeteer John Wilkes in the early 1960s, this small, unusual theatre ... More
 
 
 
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The Enchanted Christmas House
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
2-18 Britannia Row, N1 | 4 minutes from Against
The immersive Enchanted Christmas House adventure for children aged between one and eight welcomes youngsters into a house of dressing up, biscuit decorating and theatre, ... More
 
 
 
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Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 7 minutes from Against
You'll find a spectacular collection of paintings and sculpture by 20th century Italian artists at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, with a core of ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > House and Garden
Barnsbury Hall, Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Against
This design-orientated lifestyle store offers a wide range to choose from. From fashion, to homeware, to cosmetics, it's all here at Aria. Pick up a pastel-coloured ... More
 
 
 
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Twentytwentyone
London > Shopping > House and Garden
274 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Against
This interior designer's delight opened in 1996, specialising in items that add a touch of city living chic to the home. Vintage and contemporary furniture and ... More
 
 
 
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Zoots
London > Shopping > Cleaning and Repairs
2 Haven Mews, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Against
Zoots is a home-service dry cleaning outfit, who collect personal and household ironing, laundry and dry cleaning, delivering them back to your door as good as ... More
 
 
 
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Radici
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
30 Almeida Street, N1 | 1 minute from Against
Celebrated chef Francesco Mazzei, chef patron of Sartoria in Mayfair, has teamed up with D&D London to create Radici, an authentic Italian ... More
 
 
 
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La Porchetta
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
141 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Against
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Le Mercury
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
140A Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Against
Mains for under £6 excellent value and a good atmosphere.... More
 
 
 
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London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 15 minutes from Against
Whether a beginner, thinking of making it your career or an experienced florist, the London Flower School can help you to improve. ... More
 
 
 
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Jenius Social
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 18 minutes from Against
Islington cafe-cum-deli Jenius Social isn't just a place to enjoy fine food and carefully sourced balsamic vinegar, artisan chocolates and cured meats. It's also a ... More
 
 
 
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Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 19 minutes from Against
One of the premier arts colleges in the world, St Martins accepts only a few talented students each year, and is very well regarded in the ... More
 
 
 
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Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 16 minutes from Against
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5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 17 minutes from Against
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Skip Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Tapper Walk, King's Cross, London N1C | 17 minutes from Against
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The Barnsbury Freehouse and Dining Room
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Against
Islington gastropub on Liverpool Road, where chef John O’Riordan (ex head chef of critically acclaimed Samphire) heads up the kitchen. Informal dining in a relaxed ... More
 
 
 
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The Drapers Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Against
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The Old Queen's Head
London > Nightlife > Pubs
44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Against
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Hoxley & Porter
London > Nightlife > Bars
153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Against
Let the train take you on an exotic night out without actually leaving Islington as you enter Hoxley & Porter, a bar and restaurant which has ... More
 
 
 
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176 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Against
The 12 cocktails on the menu at Pisco Embassy all offer a twist on classics like the pisco sour. Drinks are expertly served by head bartender ... More
 
 
 
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London > Nightlife > Bars
43 Essex Road, N1 | 4 minutes from Against
Specialising in l ate night cocktails, long happy hours and disco dancing, Simmons bars have been popping up all over town ... More
 
 
 
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Against
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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Against
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Union Chapel
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 6 minutes from Against
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MachinalMachinalNatalie Abrahami directs Sophie Treadwell's expressionist drama, which traces the rise and fall of a mild-mannered stenographer, who marries her boss and sparks a tragic affair with a younger man.2018-07-18T14:30:00+01002018-07-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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(LIES) £YE$ - Ontroerend Goed(LIES) £YE$ - Ontroerend GoedBelgian theatre company Ontroerend Goed's immersive and provocative morality tale invites the audience to become he super rich and take the decisions that will shape our economic system. Directed by Alexander Devriendt.2018-08-01T18:00:00+01002018-08-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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Dance NationDance NationBijan Sheibani directs the UK premiere staging of Clare Barron's explosive drama about youthful ambition and the exquisite pain of self-discovery, as seen through the eyes of an army of competitive dancers, who believe this is their moment to take over the world. Starring Amy Ball.2018-08-27T19:30:00+01002018-10-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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Machinal
Theatre | Until 21st July 2018 

Almeida Theatre

Natalie Abrahami directs Sophie Treadwell's expressionist drama, which traces the rise and fall of a mild-mannered stenographer, who marries her ...More

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Theatre | Until 21st July 2018 

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A story about a previously repressed student who discovers sex and then finds her self pregnant....More

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Theatre | Until 29th July 2018 

Little Angel Theatre 2 minutes walk from Against

This adaptation of the story of Briar Rose by the Brothers Grimm, conjures a dreamlike fantasy of palaces and forests, ...More

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Theatre | Until 18th July 2018 

The King's Head 2 minutes walk from Against

In this comedy about pain, fragility and temptation, three women are drawn to a charismatic cult leader....More

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Comedy | On 18th July 2018 

Angel Comedy Club 5 minutes walk from Against

A night for first-timers and experienced acts to try out new material and receive supportive criticism from the audience....More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

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Paintings by futurist and figurative artists including Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carra, Gino Severini, Luigi Russolo and Ardengo Soffici, ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 16th September 2018 

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Comedy | On 18th July 2018 

Hen & Chickens Theatre 9 minutes walk from Against

The double-act by Jack Chisnall and Joshua Dolphin teams up with another innovative sketch duo....More

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