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