Annabelle Comyn is an award-winning Irish theatre director, Artistic Director of Hatch Theatre Company, and Director in Residence at The Lir, the National Academy of Dramatic Arts, Ireland.
She has been directing for theatre for 22 years, and in recent years has established herself as one of Ireland’s leading theatre directors. She has directed work for the Abbey, Druid, the Gate, Dublin Theatre Festival and the Lyric Theatre, Belfast among others. Productions include Helen and I (Druid), The Wake, Hedda Gabler, Major Barbara, The House (Irish Times Irish Theatre Award for Best Director), Pygmalion, A Number, Blue/Orange (Abbey Theatre), Dancing at Lughnasa (Lyric Theatre, Belfast and DTF), Contractions, The Sit (Bewley’s Café Theatre) and The Vortex (Gate Theatre, Dublin). Most recently she directed Crestfall by Mark O’Rowe, produced by Druid as part of Galway International Arts Festival.
For Hatch Theatre Company, plays include The Talk Of The Town (in a co-production with Landmark Productions and Dublin Theatre Festival), Love and Money, Further than the Furthest Thing, Cruel and Tender, Pyrenees, Blood and The Country.
Forthcoming productions include Look Back in Anger for the Gate Theatre.