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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.

 

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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 £84  37% 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 £91  29% 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 £47  36% 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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This Is How We Die
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Sunday 24th September 2017 at 6pm and 8pm
Against, Almeida Street, N1 | Same location as Against
Christopher Brett Bailey writes and performs a nightmarish collage of spoken word and storytelling laced with black humour, which conjures tales of young love and simmering ...More
 
 
 
Ends Today
Outlaws To In-Laws
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 22nd September 2017 at 7pm & Saturday 23rd September 2017 at 3pm and 7pm
Against, 115 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Against
Seven leading gay writers join forces to tell stories of homosexuality over seven decades with short works by Topher Campbell, Matt Harris, Jonathan Harvey, Jonathan Kemp, ...More
 
 
 
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Gypsy Queen
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September 2017 - 9.30pm
Against, 115 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Against
Hope Theatre Company's play tells the story of a bare-knuckle fighter and traveller, who falls for a fellow boxer, written by Rob Ward....More
 
 
 
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Near Against
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Almeida Theatre
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 best museums, galleries, attractions near Against
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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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Aria
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
Pizza & Pasta ... More
 
 
 
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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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Frame King's Cross
London > Leisure >
Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 16 minutes from Against
With Frame founders Pip Black and Joan Murphy set out to create a fun approach to fitness. What started out as a Shoreditch ... More
 
 
 
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Pancras Square Leisure
London > Leisure >
5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 17 minutes from Against
Located in the heart of Kings Cross, Pancras Square Leisure centre offers a 25 metre swimming pool, smaller teaching pool, two exercise studios with over 25 ... More
 
 
 
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Skip Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Tapper Walk, King's Cross, London N1C | 17 minutes from Against
A mobile allotment on the King's Cross development site, The Skip Garden puts construction workers' big bins to green use. Built on one of the largest ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London 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
Ben Maschler (son of Evening Standard food critic Fay) and Nick Gibson have taken over The Drapers Arms in Islington and improved on what was already ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Queen's Head
London > Nightlife > Pubs
44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Against
A gorgeous antique interior, a delicious menu and some top DJs at weekends. The Old Queen's Head opened with a fantastic recipe for success in 2006 ... More
 
 
 
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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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Pisco Embassy
London > Nightlife > Bars
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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Dirty Martini, Islington
London > Nightlife > Bars
74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Against
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... 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
A teeny, tiny and wonderful puppet theatre located in a hidden side road backing onto a green church yard ideal for spontaneous picnics with goodies from ... More
 
 
 
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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Against
Exhibitors love this venue and it's easy to see why. The Business Design Centre in Islington is in a great location just one mile from The ... More
 
 
 
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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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Almeida Theatre events

 
AgainstAgainstAgainstBen 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 2017-09-23T14:30:00+01002017-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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Now On

event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING  £10-£39.50, tickets on sale May 2017
DATES  12th August to 30th September 2017
VENUE  Almeida Theatre 
Ben 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 ... More about this event
 
This Is How We DieThis Is How We DieChristopher Brett Bailey writes and performs a nightmarish collage of spoken word and storytelling laced with black humour, which conjures tales of young love and simmering paranoia.2017-09-24T18:00:00+01002017-09-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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This Is How We Die
AlbionAlbionDirector Rupert Goold collaborates with writer Mike Bartlett for the first time since the award-winning King Charles III for a poignant drama about a woman searching for seeds of hope in the ruins of an English garden. Starring Victoria Hamilton.2017-10-10T19:30:00+01002017-11-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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Albion
In Conversation: Mike Bartlett And Rupert GooldIn Conversation: Mike Bartlett And Rupert GooldWriter Bartlett and Almeida Artistic Director Goold discuss working together on the play Albion.2017-10-30T18:00:00+00002017-10-30T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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In Conversation: Mike Bartlett And Rupert Goold
Theatre ToursTheatre ToursAn experienced guide leads a tour of the theatre including backstage and wardrobe areas.2017-11-04T11:00:00+00002017-11-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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The Twilight ZoneThe Twilight ZoneMagic, science fiction and fantasy collide in Anne Washburn's stage adaptation of stories from the cult TV series written by Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson, set in a dimension of imagination known as the Twilight Zone. Directed by Olivier Award winner Richard Jones.2017-12-05T19:30:00+00002018-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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The Twilight Zone
Theatre ToursTheatre ToursAn experienced guide leads a tour of the theatre including backstage and wardrobe areas.2018-01-06T11:00:00+00002018-01-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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Summer And SmokeSummer And SmokePatsy Ferran stars in Tennessee Williams' emotionally wrought drama about loneliness, love and self-destruction, set during one long hot summer when Alma meets a man, who will turn her life upside down and force her to question her obligations. Directed by Rebecca Frecknall.2018-02-24T19:30:00+00002018-04-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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Summer And Smoke
Theatre ToursTheatre ToursAn experienced guide leads a tour of the theatre including backstage and wardrobe areas.2018-03-10T11:00:00+00002018-03-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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A hundred years after World War One the National Maritime Museum reflects on ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 22nd July 2018 

Royal Observatory Greenwich 5 minutes walk from Against

Every year astrophotographers from around the world contribute their best images as part of the Royal Observatory's annual competition. See ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 22nd July 2018 

Royal Observatory Greenwich 5 minutes walk from Against

The winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year are presented in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich ...More

 
Death In The Ice: The Shocking Story Of Franklin's Final Expedition
Exhibitions | Until 7th January 2018 

National Maritime Museum 5 minutes walk from Against

Exhibitions & Art, Installation....More

Painted Hall Ceiling Tours
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2018 

Old Royal Naval College 5 minutes walk from Against

Literary & Education, Talk....More

Saturday Night Comedy
Comedy | On 23rd September 2017 

Up the Creek 7 minutes walk from Against

Biting observations from the American stand-up Erich McElroy. With Pete Firman and Rudi Lickwood....More

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Clubbing and Nightlife | On 23rd September 2017 

Studio 338 16 minutes walk from Against

Resident and guest DJs spin house and techno at this end-of-summer party....More

The White Bike
Theatre | Until 30th September 2017 

The Space 19 minutes walk from Against

Lily McLeish directs Tamara von Werthern's immersive and moving drama about personal loss during the daily commute in London, inspired ...More

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The Queen of Hoxton presents another seasonal rooftop ...More

 
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Angela Betzien's award-winning The Dark Room comes to Theatre503 for its UK premiere. Transferring from ...More

 
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A dog-friendly neighbourhood cafe with fairy lights and a great place for after-school pizzas....More

 
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