More cast join Ben Whishaw as date set for ticket sales

Almeida Against with Ben Wishaw

Further casting has been announced to join Ben Whishaw in the world premiere of Christopher Shinn’s new play Against at the Almeida Theatre.

Adelle Leonce, Naomi Wirthner and Elliot Barnes-Worrell are the latest additions to the production which is being directed by Ian Rickson. The Almeida has also announced that tickets will go on sale to the public on May 25 at 10am, with priority booking for Almeida Members on May 16 at 10am.

Elliot Barnes-Worrell played Horatio in the Almeida production of Hamlet starring Andrew Scott although he was unable to join the current cast in the West End. He was a series regular as Easter in ITV’s 2016 drama, Jericho, while his theatre credits also include Man and Superman at the National Theatre and Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & 2 and The Two Gentlemen of Verona for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Adelle Leonce was part of the Lyric Hammersmith’s Secret Theatre Company from 2013 to 2015. Her other theatre includes Torn at the Royal Court Theatre, In The Night-Time at the Gate Theatre and Light Shining in Buckinghamshire at the National Theatre.

Naomi Wirthner’s long career includes Evening At The Talkhouse at the National Theatre, African Gothic at the Arcola Theatre and The Taming of the Shrew, Have, Cymbeline, Measure for Measure, and The Bite of the Night for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Christopher Shinn’s plays include Now or Later, shortlisted for the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play, Dying City, Where Do We Live, Teddy Ferrara and an adaptation of Hedda Gabler that premiered on Broadway in 2009, directed by Rickson.

Against is being designed by Ultz. It will run from August 12 to September 30, with press night on August 18.


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