Hannah Khalil was the 2022 Resident Writer at Shakespeare’s Globe and her work there includes Hakawatis: Women of the Arabian Nights, Henry VIII and The Fir Tree (2021 and 2022). Hannah’s other stage plays include A Museum in Baghdad (Royal Shakespeare Company) which marked the first play by a woman of Arab heritage on a main stage at the RSC, Interference (National Theatre of Scotland) and the critically acclaimed Scenes from 68* Years - shortlisted for the James Tait Black Award (Arcola Theatre, London, 2016). Scenes has also been mounted in San Francisco, New York, France and in Tunisia in a British Council supported production called Trouf. Hannah has written radio plays for BBC Radio 4 and TV work includes multiple episodes of the Channel 4 drama Hollyoaks. Her first short film The Record took the Tommy Vine screenplay prize and was a semi-finalist in the Sweden Film Awards, it was also screened at the London Palestine film festival and Louth International Festival, while Suited (directed by Caroline Byrne) was a finalist in the Kerry International Film Festival, and screened at London Irish Film Festival and Zebra Film Fest Berlin. Hannah held the Heimbold Chair of Irish Studies at Villanova University and the Samuel Beckett Creative Fellowship. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and is currently under commission to the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Young Vic, Soho Theatre, Tamasha and BBC Radio 4.
Hannah Khalil was the 2022 Resident Writer at Shakespeare’s Globe where her work included Hakawatis: Women of the Arabian Nights, Henry VIII and The Fir Tree, further work includes A Museum in Baghdad (RSC) which marked the first play by a woman of Arab heritage at the RSC. Awards include The Arab British Centre Award for Culture. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.