Almeida cast members past and present helped celebrate Michael Attenborough's 11 years as artistic director of the Islington theatre on Saturday (13 April 2013).


Michael Attenborough


Stephen Campbell Moore, Meera Syal & Aidan McArdle


Michael Attenborough & Christopher Hampton

Guests at the party, which was held at Middle Temple Hall, included Eve Best, Claudie Blakley, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Stephen Campbell Moore, Anna Carteret, Sinead Cusack, Benedict Cumberbatch, Amanda Drew, Richard Eyre, Henry Goodman, Haydn Gwynne, Christopher Hampton, Nigel Lindsay, Anna Maxwell Martin, Roger Michell, Hattie Morahan, David Morrissey, Tim Pigott-Smith, Stephen Poliakoff, Samantha Spiro, Meera Syal, Samuel West, Jodie Whittaker and Penelope Wilton.


Pamela Miles & Tim Pigott-Smith


Michael Attenborough & Stephen Poliakoff


Jodie Whittaker & guest

Attenborough started as artistic director in 2002, and productions that he has directed during his tenure have included King Lear, Filumena, Reasons To Be Pretty, Through A Glass Darkly, Measure for Measure, When the Rain Stops Falling, In a Dark Dark House, and The Homecoming. The final production in his final season will be Lucy Kirkwood's Chimerica, which opens next month.

He will be succeeded by Headlong's Rupert Goold in the Autumn.


Guests attend the party


Karen Lewis & Michael Attenborough