Arts

i-Messiah

31 August 2017 | by Mark Lawson

Theatre

 

Promotional material in the theatre foyer tells us that Christopher Shinn’s play Against lasts for almost three hours and that Ben Whishaw plays a technology billionaire in California.

Given the text’s length, we know that something very significant must happen to the protagonist. Real-life examples of his calling suggest that he might seek to eliminate worldwide poverty and disease, as Bill Gates is attempting, or run for the American presidency, as Mark Zuckerberg is said to be planning.





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