Hannah
Khalil

Palestinian-Irish writer

Hannah is a playwright and dramatist.

Her work for stage includes A Museum in Baghdad, which opened at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre in 2019 directed by Erica Whyman, Interference for The National Theatre of Scotland, The Scar Test for Soho Theatre and Scenes from 68* Years for the Arcola. Scenes from 68* Years was nominated for the James Tait Black award and has subsequently been produced by Golden Thread Theatre in San Francisco and in Tunisia production (supported by British Council Tunisia and AFAC and produced by Alia Al Zougbi). 

She is currently under commission to write new work for Shakespeare's Globe, Chichester Festival Theatre, The Kiln and Golden Thread San Francisco.

Alongside her theatre work, Hannah has written numerous radio plays, including The Unwelcome, Last of the Pearl Fishers and The Deportation Room all for BBC Radio 4. Television work includes multiple episodes of the Channel 4 drama Hollyoaks


Hannah's first short film, The Record, won the Tommy Vine screenplay award at the Underwire film festival, and went on to be made. It was selected at London Palestine Film Festival and Almagro Festival as well as Filmets Badalona. It was a finalist in the Tolpuddle Radial Film Festival. 

Perhaps the most powerful and economically written play of the three, Khalil’s 40-minute drama ... leaves us with a feeling of near-despair at the prospect of a world in which every kind of human experience can be destroyed, then artificially recreated at a price.

The Scotsman
on Interference: Metaverse

Wickedly funny and heartbreaking.

David Ralf
The Stage on Scenes From 68* Years

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

Dave Fargnoli
Exeunt Magazine on Scenes From 68* Years

CV

Television

Writer 

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

Theatre

Writer 

Producer Sarah Davey Hull
Central School of Speech and Drama

A downloadable play for children to perform at home.

Fly High Stories
Director Tom Littler
Jeremyn St Theatre
Director Elizabeth Newman
Pitlochry (Shades of Tay)
The Hakawatis
In development.
The Globe Theatre
Director Audrey Sheffield
Hampstead Theatre
Director Erica Whyman
The Swan Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company
Director Cora Bissett
National Theatre of Scotland
Director Sara Joyce
Untold Arts / Soho Theatre
Scenes From 68* Years
Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Award
Director Chris White
Alia Alzougbi / 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