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Gallery: Andrew Scott and Anna Maxwell Martin among guests at Almeida fundraiser

The Almeida Greeks season opened with Oresteia last week

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A fundraiser and Dionysian celebration of the Almeida Greeks season was held at the Bridgewater House last night, with guests including Andrew Scott, Billie Piper, Bertie Carvel, Tim Pigott-Smith, Simon Stephens, Zoe Wanamaker and Haydn Gwynne.

Guests were entertained by a Greek chorus, drummers, Medusas draped in snakes and live performers caked in gold.

Over dinner, Richard Goulding as Dionysos and Michael Shaeffer as Hades introduced a range of performers including Ben Aldridge, Samantha Barks (as Helen of Troy), Cynthia Erivo, Kate Fleetwood, Tim Pigott-Smith and Joe Stilgoe who performed specially commissioned pieces by Simon Stephens, Richard Thomas, David Arnold and Forbes Masson.

For more information on the Almeida Greeks season, click here.

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