Hannah Khalil

  • Hannah is currently Resident Writer at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Henry VIII is part of their 2022 summer season, and Hakawatis will be staged winter 2022. Her re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Fir Tree premiered in 2021.

Hannah’s other theatre commissions include new work for the RSC, Soho Theatre, The Kiln and Mosaic/Fishamble.

Previous 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. Her work is published by Methuen.

Hannah has also 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. Her short film, The Record, won the Tommy Vine screenplay award at the Underwire film festival, and went on to be made. It was also selected at London Palestine Film Festival.

Hannah was named Heimbold Chair of Irish Studies at Villanova University in 2021 and is a Creative Fellow of the Samuel Beckett Archive for 2021/2022.

Hannah is on Twitter at @hannykha. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Creative Fellow of the Samuel Beckett Archive 2022.

London (Greater London)

Jessica Cooper Curtis Brown, jessica.cooper@curtisbrown.co.uk

Theatre Writer

  • The Hakawatis
    Director Pooja Ghai
    The Globe Theatre / Tamasha Theatre Company

  • Henry VIII
    Director Amy Hodge
    The Globe Theatre

  • The Tempest
    Director Ian Nicholson
    Online Little Angel Theatre

  • The Fir Tree
    Director Michelle Terry
    A magical re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale.
    The Globe

  • A Museum in Baghdad
    Director Erica Whyman
    The Swan Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company

  • Bitterenders
    Director Maxine Peake
    Arcola Theatre (Live Stream)

  •  The Censor
    Director Sarah Davey Hull
    Central School of Speech and Drama

  • Interference: Metaverse
    Director Cora Bissett
    National Theatre of Scotland

  • The Scar Test
    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

  • Plan D
    nominated, Meyer Whitworth Award
    Director Chris White
    Tristan Bates Theatre


  • Hollyoaks
    Producer Emily Gascoyne
    Lime Pictures for E4


  • Suited
    Producer Katherine Kotz
    Director Caroline Byrne
    Kerry International Film Festival, London Irish Film Festival, Zebra Film Fest Berlin

  • The Record
    Winner: Tommy Vine Screen play competition (Under the Wire Film Festival)
    Director Chris White
    Louth International Film Festival and Palestinian Film Festival London 2019


  • The Unwelcome
    Director Mary Peate
    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4

  • The Last of Pearl Fishers
    Director Nandita Ghose
    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4

  • The Deportation Room
    Director Mary Peate
    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4

Film, Television, Theatre