Hannah Khalil, Playwright







Hannah's new play The Scar Test will run at Soho Theatre in July. About women in detention in the UK, is on tour and then at Soho Theatre, London from 5 - 22 July 2017 - it was featured on the Victoria Derbyshire show on BBC Two - watch the clip here. Hannah is currently Writer on attachment at the Bush Theatre as part of Project 2036.


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


Directed by Chris White it was produced by Alia Alzougbi of Sandpit Arts, designed by Paul Burgess and featured Maisa Abd Elhadi, Yasen Atour, Taghrid Choucair-Vizoso, Janine Harouni, Pinar Ogun, Mateo Oxley and Peter Polycarpou.


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







  • 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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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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