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In Pictures: Attenborough’s Almeida

Published 15 October 2012

Last week the Almeida theatre announced that its Artistic Director, Michael Attenborough, will step down early next year.

Such a changing of the guard is full of excitement and possibilities, but also underscored with sadness at the impending end of an era that has been enjoyable, intriguing and has always had Official London Theatre eager to hop on the Underground and head for Islington, safe in the knowledge that under Attenborough the theatre had a distinctly impressive hit rate.

As we are feeling nostalgic for the decade Attenborough has spent at the famous North London venue, we’ve put together a gallery featuring some of our favourite shows of his tenure.


Jonny Lee Miller in Festen

Ruth Wilson and Justin Salinger in Through A Glass Darkly

Jenny Jules in The Homecoming

Billie Piper and Tom Burke in Reasons To Be Pretty

Anna Maxwell Martin and Rory Kinnear in Measure For Measure

Jenny Jules and Lucian Msamati in Ruined

Andrew Lincoln in The Late Henry Moss

Douglas Henshall in The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot

Eve Best in Hedda Gabler

Edmund Wiseman, Clive Wood, Samantha Spiro and Sheila Reid in Filumena

Bertie Carvel in Rope

Amanda Drew and Jack Davenport in Enemies

Juliet Stevenson and Henry Goodman in Duet For One

Imelda Staunton in A Delicate Balance

David Morrissey and Steven Mackintosh in In A Dark Dark House

Anna Madeley and David Wilson Barnes in Becky Shaw

Lisa Dillon in The Knot Of The Heart

Jonathan Pryce in King Lear



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