Michael Attenborough presented with theatre award

Michael Attenborough has been presented with an award for Excellence in International Theatre by the International Theatre Institute.

When collecting his prize, Attenborough said: ‘I am honoured and flattered to be given this prestigious award from such a distinguished and hugely respected organisation, particularly when previous winners have included directors such as Peter Brook and Michael Grandage and the panel contains many admired theatre practitioners.’The arti

stic director of the Almeida Theatre was awarded with the honour at a luncheon held at the Tr

aveller’s Club in London. Director of the Theatre Institute, Neville Shulman presented Attenborough with the accolade.

Attenborough has been the artistic director of the Almeida Theatre for ten years. The award from the International Theatre Institute was to acknowledge Attenborough’s work to provide an international exchange of knowledge and practice in theatre arts.

The director is no stranger to prestigious prizes having already secured two honorary doctorates and is also a honorary professor at the University of Sussex.