Dublin Theatre Festival


Lynne Parker

Lynne is co-founder and Artistic Director of Rough Magic Theatre Company. Productions for Rough Magic include Top Girls, Decadence, The Country Wife, Nightshade, Spokesong, Serious Money, Aunt Dan and Lemon, The Tempest, Tom and Viv, Lady Windermere's Fan, Digging For Fire, Love And A Bottle, I Can't Get Started, New Morning, Danti-Dan, Down Onto Blue, The Dogs, Hidden Charges, Halloween Night, The Way Of The World, Pentecost, Northern Star, The School for Scandal, The Whisperers, Boomtown, Three Days of Rain, Dead Funny, Midden (Fringe First, 2001), Copenhagen (Best Production, Irish Times/ESB Irish Theatre Awards), Shiver, Olga, Take Me Away (Fringe First, 2004), Improbable Frequency (Best Director and Best Production, Irish Times/ESB Irish Theatre Awards), The Life of Galileo, The Sugar Wife and The Taming of the Shrew. 

Productions at the Abbey and Peacock Theatres include The Trojan Women, The Doctor's Dilemma, Tartuffe, Down the Line, The Sanctuary Lamp, The Drawer Boy (Galway Arts Festival co-production), The Shape of Metal and Heavenly Bodies (Best Director, Irish Times/ESB Irish Theatre Awards). Other work outside the company includes productions for Druid, Tinderbox, Opera Theatre Company and 7:84 Scotland, and Lynne was an associate artist of Charabanc for whom she adapted and directed The House of Bernarda Alba. Lynne has also directed The Clearing (Bush Theatre); The Playboy of the Western World, The Silver Tassie and Our Father (Almeida Theatre); Brothers of the Brush (Arts Theatre); The Shadow of a Gunman (Gate, Dublin); Playhouse Creatures (The Peter Hall Company at the Old Vic); The Importance of Being Earnest (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Love Me?! (The Corn Exchange's Car Show); The Comedy of Errors (RSC); Olga and Shimmer (Traverse Theatre); The Drunkard (b*spoke Theatre Company); Only The Lonely (Birmingham Rep) and Dancing at Lughnasa (National Theatre of Romania, Bucharest).



The Shape of Metal

Down the Line

Improbable Frequency

The Bonefire

Is This About Sex?

Northern Star


Hidden Charges


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