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Annabelle Comyn

Annabelle Comyn is an award-winning freelance theatre director, artistic director of Hatch Theatre Company and Head of MFA in Theatre Directing at The Lir, National Academy of Dramatic Arts, Ireland.

Her theatre work includes Our New Girl (The Gate); Ravens (Hampstead Theatre, UK); the Mick Flannery musical Evening Train (The Everyman, Rosa Productions and Cork Midsummer Festival); Asking For It (Birmingham Rep UK, Gaiety Theatre, The Everyman and Abbey Theatre, Dublin); Look Back in Anger and The Vortex (The Gate, Dublin); Crestfall (The Mick Lally Theatre – Druid, Galway International Festival and The Peacock, Abbey Theatre); Helen and I (The Mick Lally Theatre – Druid and Civic, Tallaght); The Wake, Hedda Gabler, Major Barbara, The House (Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Director), Pygmalion (all for Abbey Theatre, Dublin); Blue / Orange, A Number  (The Peacock, Abbey Theatre); Dancing at Lughnasa (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); The Talk of the Town (Hatch Theatre Company / Landmark Productions and Dublin Theatre Festival);  Love and MoneyFurther Than the Furthest Thing; Cruel and Tender; Pyrenees; Blood and The Country (all Hatch Theatre Company in association with Project Arts Centre); ContractionsThe Sit (Bewley’s Cafe Theatre / Dublin Fringe Festival – Bewley’s Cafe Little Gem Award nomination); Ashes and Sand (Nukutheater, Estonia); Twelfth Night (The Granary, Cork);  Good-Bye Roy (Royal Court – Exposure); B22 (Royal Court – Young Writers’ Festival); The Lament For Arthur Cleary (Brockley Jack, London); The Rock Station (Finborough).

Opera work includes Dubliners: Counterparts and the Boarding House (Wexford/Dublin – Opera Theatre Company and Wexford Opera Festival, nominated ITTA for Best opera 2018).