Rupert Goold, Artistic Director (Designate)
Rupert Goold will take over as Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre in August 2013 and in December of this year, will open his first production as Artistic Director - American Psycho: A new musical thriller. He is currently Artistic Director of Headlong.
Read the press release for Rupert Goold's appointment.
Michael Attenborough, Artistic Director
2002 - 2013
After 11 years as Artistic Director, Michael Attenborough gave a passionate speech about his time running the theatre and shared his personal views on the future of the Arts.
Read the speech here
Michael Attenborough was Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre from 2002 - April 2013. Previously, he was Associate Director, Mercury Theatre, Colchester (1972-74), Associate Director, Leeds Playhouse (now West Yorkshire Playhouse) (1974-79), Associate Director, Young Vic (1979-80), Artistic Director, Palace Theatre, Watford (1980-84), Artistic Director, Hampstead Theatre (1984-89), Principal Associate Director, Royal Shakespeare Company (1990-2002). On leaving the RSC he was invited to become an Honorary Associate Artist. Michael is also the recipient of two Honorary Doctorates and is Honorary Professor of English at the University of Sussex. In 2012 Michael was awarded the Award for Excellence in International Theatre by the International Theatre Institute.
For the Almeida: King Lear; Filumena; Reasons To Be Pretty; The Knot of the Heart; Through a Glass Darkly; Measure For Measure; When the Rain Stops Falling; In a Dark Dark House; The Homecoming; Awake and Sing; Big White Fog; There Came A Gypsy Riding; Enemies; The Late Henry Moss; Brighton Rock; The Mercy Seat; Five Gold Rings.
For the RSC: Amphibians; The Changeling; Les Liaisons Dangereuses (UK and European tour); After Easter; Pentecost; The Herbal Bed (also in the West End and Broadway); Romeo and Juliet; A Month in the Country; Othello; Henry IV parts I and II; The Prisoner’s Dilemma; Antony and Cleopatra.
For the Palace Theatre productions include: The Girl in Melanie Klein; The Big Knife; Romantic Comedy (also in the West End); Terra Nova.
For the Hampstead Theatre productions include: The War at Home (also on Broadway); Particular Friendships; That Summer; Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme; Separation (also in the West End).
Freelance: Over a Barrel; Single Spies (Turnstyle Group); 1984 (Citadel Theatre, Edmonton); Yerma (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); Anna Weiss (West End); My Mother Said I Never Should (Royal Court); Fashion (Tricycle Theatre); Apollo and Daphne (North Wall); Playing with Fire (National Theatre).