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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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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  32% 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  34% 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  39% 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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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 10th October to 24th November 2017
Against, Almeida Street, N1 | Same location as Against
Director 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 ...More
 
 
 
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Rachael Yamagata
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 21st November 2017 - 7pm-11pm
Against, Upper Street, N1 | 3 minutes from Against
The singer-songwriter from Woodstock, New York, brings her sophisticated alternative pop originals to the stage....More
 
 
 
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Barry Ferns & Friends
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Tuesday 21st November 2017 - 8pm-10pm
Against, The Camden Head, 2 Camden Passage, N1 | 5 minutes from Against
MC Barry Ferns invites favourite comics to perform longer sets....More
 
 
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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141 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Against
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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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5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 17 minutes from Against
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Tapper Walk, King's Cross, London N1C | 17 minutes from Against
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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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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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London > Business > Venue Hire
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The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 6 minutes from Against
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AlbionAlbionAlbionDirector 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. "Victoria Hamilton is "stunningly good" (Financial Times) in Mike Bartlett's rich new "state-of-the-nation play which "shows us as 2017-11-21T19:30:00+00002017-11-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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Now On

event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING  Oct 10-16 previews £10-£32, Oct 17-Nov 11 £10-£39.50, Nov 13-24 £10-£48
DATES  10th October to 24th November 2017
VENUE  Almeida Theatre 
Director 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. "Victoria Hamilton is "stunningly good" (Financial Times) in Mike Bartlett's rich new "state-of-the-nation play which "shows us as ... More about this event
 
The Twilight ZoneThe 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. Olivier Award winner Richard Jones directs this sci-fi adaptation at the Almeida Theatre in December as the hit2017-12-05T19:30:00+00002018-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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On Soon

event > Film Events > Film - Thriller
DATES  5th December 2017 to 27th January 2018
VENUE  Almeida Theatre 
Magic, 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. Olivier Award winner Richard Jones directs this sci-fi adaptation at the Almeida Theatre in December as the hit... More about this event
 
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 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. Staged at the Almeida, Summer and Smoke explores the complex nature of body and soul, religion and indulg2018-02-24T19:30:00+00002018-04-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Almeida Theatre,   Almeida Street      N1 1TA
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event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING  £10-£39.50, Feb 24-Mar 2 previews £10-£32
DATES  24th February to 7th April 2018
VENUE  Almeida Theatre 
Patsy 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. Staged at the Almeida, Summer and Smoke explores the complex nature of body and soul, religion and indulg... More about this event
 
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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Angel Comedy Club 5 minutes walk from Against

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Concerts | On 21st November 2017 

Union Chapel 6 minutes walk from Against

The British singer-songwriter and guitarist from Nottingham plays his self-penned indie folk and country music....More

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Concerts | On 21st November 2017 

O2 Academy Islington 7 minutes walk from Against

Hard rock from the Swedish collective performing tracks from their latest album....More

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Concerts | On 21st November 2017 

The Garage 10 minutes walk from Against

The Belfast-born singer-songwriter and YouTube star performs his commercial pop....More

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The Old Red Lion Theatre 11 minutes walk from Against

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Klangstof
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The Lexington 12 minutes walk from Against

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Sadler's Wells Theatre 14 minutes walk from Against

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