Acclaimed theatre director, Lynne Parker, took charge of RIAM Opera’s 2013 production of Albert Herring. She returns in 2014 to direct The Cunning Little Vixen.
Lynne Parker is Artistic Director of Rough Magic Theatre Company. Productions for Rough Magic include Travesties, The House Keeper, Peer Gynt, Phaedra, Don Carlos (Best Production, Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2007), The Taming of the Shrew (Best Production 2006), Improbable Frequency (Best Production and Best Director 2004), Copenhagen (Best Production 2002), Peer Gynt, Phaedra, Sodome, my love, Spokesong, Pentecost, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Digging for Fire, Love and a Bottle, Danti-Dan, The Way of the World, The Country Wife and Top Girls.
Other productions include: The Trojan Women, The Sanctuary Lamp and Heavenly Bodies (The Abbey Theatre); The Drawer Boy (Galway Arts Festival); The Clearing (Bush Theatre); The Playboy of the Western World, The Silver Tassie and Our Father (Almeida), Brothers of the Brush (Arts Theatre); The Shadow of a Gunman (The Gate, Dublin); Playhouse Creatures (The Old Vic); The Importance of being Earnest (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Comedy of Errors (Royal Shakespeare Company); Olga and Shimmer (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh); Only the Lonely (Birmingham Rep); La Voix Humaine (OTC); A Streetcar named Desire (Opera Ireland); The Girl who forgot to sing badly (Theatre Lovett) and Macbeth (The Lyric, Belfast).
Lynne Parker was awarded The Irish Times Special Tribute Award in 2008 and an Honorary Doctorate from Trinity College Dublin in 2010.