Hannah Banister

Director for theatre, film and television

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Writer Sam Brady

When Tommy is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, his son and grandson agree to help him fulfil his life's dream to restore a vintage car.

The Lowry & UK Tour
Producer Rose Bruford College

New Writing Season 2017 presented in association with Chaskis Theatre

Ugly Duck
Producer Rose Bruford College
Writer Migdalia Cruz

New Writing Season 2017 presented in association with Chaskis Theatre

Ugly Duck
Producer Paines Plough, RCWMD & The Gate Theatre
Writer Alison Carr

A 999 call sets the wheels in motion. Nothing stays a secret forever. Especially in this town.

The Gate
Eyes to the Wind
Winner: Kenneth Branagh New Writing Award
Writer David Hendon

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

The Space
Writer Charlene James
  • Comfort Fabian

    Play as part of Shakespeare in Shoreditch Festival


    Devised work in development with Old Vic New Voices

    Old Vic New Voices
    Producer Avalon
    Writer Richard Herring
  • Nichola McAuliffe
  • Joseph Chance
  • Eileen Nicholas

    Play following an American journalist who visits an aged Russian prince involved in the murder of Rasputin

    Assembly George Square Theatre: Edinburgh Fringe
    Writer Brad Birch
  • Richard Corgan

    Initimate show about a man struggling under the weight of the modern world winner of a Fringe First Award

    Edinburgh Festival & Lattitude Festival
    Writer Bobby Hirston
  • Helena Doughty
  • Bobby Hirston

    Short play as part of Seasonal at Old Red Lion

    Old Red Lion Theatre
    Writer Chris 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
    Writer Wally Sewell
  • Freddie Hutchins
  • Elizabeth Menabney
    Shakespearean pastiche that reveals the true story behind Hamlet's bloody end
    Riverside Studios & Offcut Festival
    Writer Steven Bloomer
  • Alistair Donegan
  • Ed Williams

    Short play presented as part of the Little Piece's of Gold Festival

    Southwark Playhouse
    Writer Bobby Hirston
  • Harry Belch
  • Timothy Gutteridge
  • Noah James

    Rehearsed reading of a play about life after Snow White 

    Charing Cross Theatre

    Associate Director

    Director Nina Raine
    Writer Nina Raine
  • Indira Varma
  • David Cann
  • Pip Carter
  • Sharon Duncan-Brewster
  • Ruth Everett

    Play examining the NHS

    Producer Headlong
    Director Jeremy Herrin
    Writer David Hare

    New production of David Hare's political drama

    Crucible, Sheffield
    Director Jeremy Herrin
    Writer Julian Mitchell
  • Will Attenborough
  • Bill Milner
  • Rob Callendar
  • Julian Wadham
  • Cai Brigden

    West End transfer

    Sheffield Crucible and Trafalgar Studios
    Director Max Webster
  • Penelope Wilton

    Children's director on the stage adaptation of Ingbar Bergman's film.

    The Old Vic

    Assistant Director

    Director Deborah Bruce
    Writer Simon Reade
  • Daniel Abbott
  • Benjamin Dilloway
  • Tafline Steen
  • Felicity Montagu
  • Hollie Edwin

    Adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel

    Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
    Producer Paines Plough
    Director James Grieve
    Writer James Graham
  • Patsy Ferran
  • Scarlett Alice Johnson
  • Harry Melling
  • Felix Scott

    Assistant director on the play looking at a 1970s urban guerrilla group

    Theatre Royal Plymouth
    Creator Hilary Mantel
    Writer Mike Poulton
  • Nicholas Boulton
  • Paul Jesson
  • Lydia Leonard
  • Ben Miles
    Writer William Shakespeare
  • Roger Allam
  • Jessie Buckley
  • Sam Cox
  • Joshua James

    Opening production of the 2013 Globe season

    The Globe Theatre
    Director Nina Raine
    Writer William Boyd
  • Alan Cox
  • Tom Georgeson
  • Iain Glen
  • Tamsin Greig

    Adaptation of two short stories by Anton Chekhov

    Hampstead Theatre
    Director Jamie Lloyd

    24 Hour Musical Celebrity Gala

    The Old Vic
    Director Nina Raine
    Writer April de Angelis
  • Tamsin Greig
  • Seline Hizli
  • Richard Lintern
  • Doon MacKichan
    A frank and funny family drama questioning parental anxieties and life after fifty
    Royal Court Theatre
    Director Kathy Burke
    Writer David Eldridge
  • Ann Mitchell
  • Gary Shelford
  • Robin Soans

    Darkly comic play about truth, fundamentalism and mothers

    Hampstead Theatre

    Writer & Director




    Shortlisted for BBC Writersroom

    In development



    Inglenook Productions