Annabelle is an award winning Irish freelance theatre director, artistic director of Hatch Theatre Company and Course Director at The Lir, National Academy of Dramatic Arts, Ireland. She has been working as a theatre director for 27 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, Landmark Productions, Dublin Theatre Festival and The Lyric Theatre, Belfast among others. Plays include Ravens (Hampstead Theatre, London) Our New Girl, Look Back in Anger (The Gate, Dublin), Evening Train (Everyman Cork), Asking For It (Landmark Productions, Everyman Cork and The Abbey), Dubliners; Counterparts and The Boarding House (OTC and Wexford Opera Festival), Crestfall, Helen and I (Druid), The Wake, Hedda Gabler, Major Barbara, The House (Irish Times 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), The Vortex (Gate Theatre, Dublin). 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 (Project Arts Centre).
Hatch’s 2020 production of To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf and adapted by Marina Carr, in a co-production with The Everyman, and Cork Midsummer, has been postponed until June 2021.