Hatch Theatre Company has been led by award winning director Annabelle Comyn since 2004. Our company’s aim is to produce contemporary work with a defining clarity of vision. At the core of our work is writing that is complex, muscular and well crafted. From great writing Hatch has produced work that is exciting, sophisticated in content and ambitious in artistic vision.
“an exciting fusion of intellectual and dramatic tension — a work of sparkling originality and innovation.”The Independent
Hatch aims to nurture talent, create opportunities for artists that are rewarding and substantive, and make theatre where artistic excellence is the foundation of all it produces.
Hatch has collaborated with some of Ireland’s most talented actors and designers winning The Irish Times Theatre Awards for our work. We have successfully partnered with Project Arts Centre, Dublin Theatre Festival, Landmark Productions, The Everyman, Pavilion Theatre and Cork Midsummer Festival. The company has premiered in Ireland work by David Greig, Dennis Kelly, Zinnie Harris, Lars Norén and Martin Crimp, and has commissioned and produced world premieres by Emma Donoghue, Marina Carr, and Eoghan Quinn.
In 2012 Annabelle Comyn, artistic director, took a professional break from Hatch to develop her freelance career. In that time she established herself as one of Ireland’s leading theatre directors, winning The Irish Times Theatre Award for her direction of The House by Tom Murphy.
Today Annabelle remains as artistic director of Hatch Theatre Company. We continue to collaborate with artists and new partners and are excited for what the future holds.
We are supported by
the Arts Council of Ireland
Annabelle is one of Ireland’s leading theatre directors and artistic director of Hatch Theatre Company.
Her recent freelance work includes Girl On An Altar by Marina Carr for The Kiln, London and Abbey Theatre, Dublin; Fidelio for Irish National Opera at The Gaiety (nominated for Best Opera ITTA); the highly successful, critically acclaimed and award winning production of Asking For It based on the novel by Louise O’Neill and adapted by Meadhbh McHugh in collaboration with Comyn, produced by Landmark Productions and The Everyman at Birmingham Rep, Gaiety Theatre, and Abbey Theatre. Other work includes the critically successful Our New Girl by Nancy Harris, Look Back in Anger and The Vortex at The Gate; Ravens: Spassky versus Fischer by Tom Morton-Smith at The Hampstead Theatre, London; Hedda Gabler in a new version by Mark O’Rowe, Tom Murphy’s The Wake and ITTA award winning production of The House, Major Barbara and the box office sell out of GB Shaw’s Pygmalion all for The Abbey Theatre. Annabelle has also directed work for Druid, Lyric Theatre, Belfast, The Peacock, Irish National Opera, and The Everyman, Cork.
As Artistic Director of Hatch Theatre Company she has directed the world premiere of colic by Eoghan Quinn, To The Lighthouse adapted by Marina Carr, The Talk of the Town by Emma Donoghue, and the Irish premieres of Love and Money by Dennis Kelly; Further Than The Furthest Thing by Zinnie Harris; Cruel and Tender by Martin Crimp; Pyrenees by David Greig; Blood by Lars Norén and The Country by Martin Crimp all in association with Project Arts Centre.