Images credit Ellie Kurttz

Selected writing credits (full productions)

A Wireless War (Radio play)

Radio play about Val Gielgud at the BBC during World War II

Dir. Toby Swift                                                 BBC Radio 4

Hakawatis: Women of the Arabian Nights

A reimagining of the Scheherazade story.

Dir. Pooja Ghai                                                  Sam Wanamaker at Shakespeare's Globe

"If there is an art to telling a story, playwright Hannah Khalil may possess it." The Stage

Henry VIII

An adaptation of Shakespeare and Fletcher's original play, centring the female chararcters.

Dir. Amy Hodge                                                                                 Shakespeare's Globe

"Pure theatre magic" The Telegraph

The Fir Tree

An adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson story, with an ecologically minded message.

Dir. Michelle Terry, designer Sam Wilde                                                Shakespeare's Globe

"a festive family show that must be seen" The Guardian

The Tempest

A short adaptation of Shakespeare's play narrated by Miranda and featuring cardboard.

Dir. Ian Nicholson, designer Sam Wilde                                                         Polka Theatre

Watch online here

The Censor or How to Put on a Political Play without getting fined or arrested

A theatre company have an ingenious way of rehearsing a forbidden play, but will they get away with it? 

Dir. Sarah Davey Hull                                                                 Central School of Speech and Drama

A Museum in Baghdad

Two women decades apart try to ready the Museum for its opening against all the odds. 

Dir. Erica Whyman                                                                      Swan Theatre (RSC) 

"Hannah Khalil has crafted a gorgeously intriguing play about the ethical considerations of history" - Brum Hour


Interference – Metaverse

In a dystopian future a mother’s only contact with her child is via VR.

Dir. Cora Bisset                                                                           Site-specific National Theatre of Scotland          

“A sense of helplessness pervades Hannah Khalil’s fine play - a powerful and economically written play”  - The Scotsman


The Scar Test

A revealing expose of life in detention for women in the UK.

Dir. Sara Joyce                                                                             Soho, London and various on UK tour

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


Scenes from 68* Years

An epic snapshot of life under occupation.

Dir: Chris White                                                                            Arcola Theatre, London

“This new work by Palestinian/Irish playwright Hannah Khalil confirms her as a dramatist of compelling potential” - Daily Telegraph



Black-comedy a Palestinian family in Jerusalem are forced to share their house with Israeli settlers

Dir: Manijeh Mohamedi                                                                Z Space SanFrancisco, Part of ReOrient 2015


Bond of Love – Walking the Tightrope

Short play about freedom of speech in a bill with Caryl Churchill

Director: Kirsty Housley                             Theatre Delicatessen


The Unwelcome (Radio play)

Director: Mary Peate                                            BBC Radio 4

Last of the Pearl Fishers (Radio play)

Director: Nandita Ghose                                       BBC Radio 4


The Deportation Room (Radio play)

Director: Mary Peate                                            BBC Radio 4


Plan D   

A family has to leave their home when a threat of danger arises

Director: Chris White                     Tristan Bates Theatre, London


Writing Credits (screen)

 3 x 30 min episodes of Hollyoaks, Channel 4 in 2018

The Record - Short film directed by Chris White

WINNER - Tommy Vine Screenplay Award Underwire Film FEst London,

PREMIERE - London Palestine Film Festival

Production images