Hannah Banister

Director for theatre, film and television

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Theatre

Director

Eyes to the Wind
Winner: Kenneth Branagh New Writing Award
WriterDavid Hendon
 

Play about a good man who is forced to confront a dark secret from his past

Windsor Fringe
 
WriterCharlene James
Starring
  • Comfort Fabian
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    Play as part of Shakespeare in Shoreditch Festival

    Shoreditch
     
     

    Devised work in development with Old Vic New Voices

    Old Vic New Voices
     
    ProducerAvalon
    WriterRichard Herring
    Starring
  • Nichola McAuliffe
  • Joseph Chance
  • Eileen Nicholas
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    Play following an American journalist who visits an aged Russian prince involved in the murder of Rasputin

    Assembly George Square Theatre: Edinburgh Fringe
     
    WriterBrad Birch
    Starring
  • Richard Corgan
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    Initimate show about a man struggling under the weight of the modern world winner of a Fringe First Award

    Edinburgh Festival & Lattitude Festival
     
    WriterBobby Hirston
    Starring
  • Helena Doughty
  • Bobby Hirston
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    Short play as part of Seasonal at Old Red Lion

    Old Red Lion Theatre
     
    WriterChris Urch
     

    Short play presented as part of Old Vic's 24 Hour Plays

    Old Vic Theatre
     
     

    Five minute piece presented as part of Lost Theatre's five minute festival

    Lost Theatre
     
    WriterWally Sewell
    Starring
  • Freddie Hutchins
  • Elizabeth Menabney
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    Shakespearean pastiche that reveals the true story behind Hamlet's bloody end
    Riverside Studios & Offcut Festival
     
    WriterSteven Bloomer
    Starring
  • Alistair Donegan
  • Ed Williams
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    Short play presented as part of the Little Piece's of Gold Festival

    Southwark Playhouse
     
    WriterBobby Hirston
    Starring
  • Harry Belch
  • Timothy Gutteridge
  • Noah James
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    Rehearsed reading of a play about life after Snow White 

    Charing Cross Theatre
     

    Associate Director

    DirectorJeremy Herrin
    WriterJulian Mitchell
    Starring
  • Will Attenborough
  • Bill Milner
  • Rob Callendar
  • Julian Wadham
  • Cai Brigden
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    West End transfer

    Trafalgar Studios
     

    Assistant Director

    DirectorDeborah Bruce
    WriterSimon Reade
    Starring
  • Daniel Abbott
  • Benjamin Dilloway
  • Tafline Steen
  • Felicity Montagu
  • Hollie Edwin
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    Adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel

    Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
     
    ProducerPaines Plough
    DirectorJames Grieve
    WriterJames Graham
    Starring
  • Patsy Ferran
  • Scarlett Alice Johnson
  • Harry Melling
  • Felix Scott
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    Assistant director on the play looking at a 1970s urban guerrilla group

    Theatre Royal Plymouth
     
    WriterJulian Mitchell
    Starring
  • Cai Brigden
  • Will Attenborough
  • Rob Callendar
  • Bill Milner
  • Julian Wadham
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    Play set in a 1930's boarding school

    Bath Theatre Royal & Chichester Festival Theatre
     
    ProducerHeadlong
    DirectorJeremy Herrin
    WriterDavid Hare
    Starring
  • Theo Cowan
  • Amiera Darwish
  • Reece Dinsdale
  • Don Gallagher
  • James Harkness
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    New production of David Hare's political drama

    Sheffield Crucible
     
    CreatorHilary Mantel
    WriterMike Poulton
    Starring
  • Nicholas Boulton
  • Paul Jesson
  • Lydia Leonard
  • Ben Miles
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    RSC
     
    WriterWilliam Shakespeare
    Starring
  • Roger Allam
  • Jessie Buckley
  • Sam Cox
  • Joshua James
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    Opening production of the 2013 Globe season

    The Globe Theatre
     
    DirectorNina Raine
    WriterWilliam Boyd
    Starring
  • Alan Cox
  • Tom Georgeson
  • Iain Glen
  • Tamsin Greig
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    Adaptation of two short stories by Anton Chekhov

    Hampstead Theatre
     
    DirectorJamie Lloyd
     

    24 Hour Musical Celebrity Gala

    The Old Vic
     
    DirectorNina Raine
    WriterApril de Angelis
    Starring
  • Tamsin Greig
  • Seline Hizli
  • Richard Lintern
  • Ben Lloyd-Hughes
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    West End transfer of the play about a woman who used to be a protester and her family drama

    Duke of York's Theatre
     
    DirectorNina Raine
    WriterApril de Angelis
    Starring
  • Tamsin Greig
  • Seline Hizli
  • Richard Lintern
  • Doon MacKichan
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    A frank and funny family drama questioning parental anxieties and life after fifty
    Royal Court Theatre
     
    DirectorKathy Burke
    WriterDavid Eldridge
    Starring
  • Ann Mitchell
  • Gary Shelford
  • Robin Soans
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    Darkly comic play about truth, fundamentalism and mothers

    Hampstead Theatre
     
    DirectorNina Raine
    WriterNina Raine
    Starring
  • David Cann
  • Pip Carter
  • Sharon Duncan-Brewster
  • Ruth Everett
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    Play examining the NHS

    Hampstead Theatre
     

    TV

    Writer

     

    Shortlisted for BBC Writersroom

    In development
     

    Film

    Writer

     
    Inglenook Productions
     

    Other

    Director