‘Diverse’ by Michael Attenborough
‘Diverse’ is a perfect word both for creative London, and to describe Attenborough’s work—from the range of productions he champions in his role as theatre director, to the scope of his directorial work.
Michael Attenborough is a talented and prolific English theatre director. He was the Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre in London from 2002 until earlier this year when he stepped down to concentrate on his directing career. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to the theatre.
Attenborough has consistently championed a wide diversity of high quality productions and is attributed with establishing the Almeida as “a powerhouse of British theatre” (Evening Standard). His own productions at the theatre include King Lear starring Jonathan Pryce, Measure for Measure with Rory Kinnear and LaBute’s Reasons to be Pretty. Earlier this year, he was honoured with their Award for Excellence by the International Theatre Institute for the global scope of his programming.