Rachel O'Riordan

Rachel O’Riordan is Artistic Director and CEO of the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre. She launched her debut season there in Autumn 2019, directing an adaptation of A Doll’s House by Tanika Gupta and Love, Love, Love by Mike Bartlett; in summer 2021 she co-directed Out West.

Previously, Rachel was the Artistic Director and CEO of Sherman Theatre from 2014 – 2019, winning The Stage’s Regional Theatre of the Year Award in 2018. Her productions there included The Cherry Orchard; the Olivier Award-winning Killology (with the Royal Court); Bird (with the Royal Exchange); and Iphigenia in Splott (also at the National Theatre; England tour, Edinburgh Festival, Schaubüne, Berlin and off-Broadway).