Hannah Khalil, Playwright




  • Hannah's short film The Record was awarded the Tommy Vine screenwriting prize at the Underwire Festival 2015 and will be filming May 2017.

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Hannah was awarded The Arab British Centre's prize for Culture 2017.


Hannah's most recent play The Scar Test ran at Soho Theatre, July 2017.

"Political Theatre at its best" - Exeunt

"A show that holds the truth up to the light" ★★★★ Miro Magazine

"Fiercely felt, ferociously told... we'll be talking about this writer for years to come."- Ought to be Clowns


Hannah was Writer on attachment at the Bush Theatre as part of Project 2036 from 2016-2017.


Hannah's play Scenes from 68* Years directed by Chris White ran at the Arcola in Dalston to crtical and audience acclaim. It has been nominated for the James Tait Black award.


This new work by Palestinian/Irish playwright Hannah Khalil confirms her as a dramatist of compelling potential

—Daily Telegraph


★★★★★ An exceptional production… wickedly funny and heartbreaking.”

—The Stage


“★★★★ A deeply compassionate play, performed with real heart and humour… an authentic and moving production.”

—Time Out

Image credit:Yahya Zaloom, P21 gallery, London




Further information



Hannah's agent is Jessica Cooper at Curtis Brown.

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Scenes from 68* Years is published by Methuen in the UK while Plan D is available as part of Inside/Outide: Six plays from Palestine and the Diaspora. Two of her short plays are published in Sykes Picot: The Legacy

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Production pictures on this page are from Scenes from 68* Years and were taken by Ellie Kurttz.

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You can follow Hannah on twitter @hannykha, and read her blog on wordpress

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