Almeida artistic directorMichael Attenborough
Almeida artistic director
Michael Attenborough
Michael Attenborough, the new artistic director of London's Almeida Theatre, has just announced the schedule for the company's 2003 season.

The slate of shows includes a production of Pam Gems's new version of Henrik Ibsen's The Lady of the Sea, directed by Trevor Nunn; the world premiere of novelist and actor Antony Sher's first play, I.D., to be directed by Nancy Meckler; the world premiere of 24-year-old, award- winning Joanna Laurens's Five Gold Rings, directed by Attenborough; and the British premiere of Sam Shepard's The Late Henry Moss.

The Almeida's 2003 opera season will include five world premieres: Simon Holt's Who Put Bella in the Wych-Elm? on a double bill with Salvatore Sciarrino's Infinito Nero; a new music theater piece by Elena Langer and poet Glyn Maxwell; and productions of the three 2002 finalists for the Genesis Prizes for Opera.