Hannah Khalil

Palestinian-Irish writer

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Biography

Hannah's theatre work includes Plan D, Bitterenders and The Scar Test.

Her play, Scenes from 68* Years, was produced by Arcola Theatre to critical acclaim, with the Daily Telegraph writing that 'this new work by Palestinian/Irish playwright Hannah Khalil confirms her as a dramatist of compelling potential'.

She has work commissioned by Shakespeare's Globe, the RSC and the National Theatre of Scotland.

Her work for radio includes The Deportation Room and Last of the Pearl Fishers, both for BBC Radio 4, and Hollyoaks for television.

Hannah was named winner of the Arab British Centre’s Cultural Award 2017, and her work is published by Methuen Drama.

I do feel like you can’t get away from the political if you want to write something really meaningful: with my background being Palestinian-Irish, I suspect it’s why I have a keen sense of injustice, and that’s the thing that inspires me to write.

Hannah Khalil
on The Scar Test

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Wickedly funny and heartbreaking.

David Ralf
The Stage on Scenes From 68* Years

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A remarkable piece of writing made outstanding by a dynamic production. 

Dave Fargnoli
Exeunt Magazine on Scenes From 68* Years

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CV

TV

Writer

Hollyoaks
3 x 30'
Producer Emily Gascoyne
 
Lime Pictures for E4
 

Theatre

Writer

Untitled
In Development
 
The Globe Theatre
 
A Museum
In Development
 
Royal Shakespeare Company
 
Interference
In Development
 
National Theatre of Scotland
 
Producer Untold Arts
Director Sara Joyce
 
Soho Theatre
 
Scenes From 68* Years
Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Award
Producer Alia Alzougbi
Director Chris White
 
Arcola Theatre
 
Director Manijeh Mohamedi
 
Z Space/ Golden Thread's ReOrient Festival San Francisco
 
Director Kirsty Housley
 
Theatre Delicatessen as part of Theatre Uncut
 
Director Diyan Zora
 
Old Red Lion, London and Unity Theatre Liverpool
 
Plan D
nominated, Meyer Whitworth Award
Director Chris White
 


Tristan Bates Theatre
 
Director Pia Furtado
 
The King's Head, London
 

Radio

Writer

Director Mary Peate
 
Production Company BBC
Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
 
Director Nandita Ghose
 
Production Company BBC
Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
 
Director Mary Peate
 
Production Company BBC
Broadcaster BBC Radio 4