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Getting Plan D On

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This blog details Hannah's experience of producing her play Plan D at the Tristan Bates Theatre, from 25 January to 13 February 2010.

Article on Scenes From 62 Years

Post Production Posted on Sat, September 25, 2010 21:46:29

Just a quick note to let those of you who can speak arabic know that there was an article on my new play Scenes From 62 Years in Dar Al Hayat paper, here’s the link:

Reading update

Post Production Posted on Tue, September 07, 2010 15:04:09

Thank you to everyone who came to the reading of Scenes From 62 Years at the Mosaic Rooms last week. We were filled to the rafters and had a wonderful cast of actors:

Jennie Christo, Stephen Darcy (pictured), Jermaine Dominque (pictured), Houda Echouafni, Andy Lucas, Charlotte Pyke (pictured) and Simon Silva.

Sadly Joanna Wake was sick on the day and so I had to read in, which was nerve wracking but I don’t think it marred the audience’s enjoyment too much, who gave me a lot of interesting feedback afterwards, which I now need to mull over.

We are now at the beginning of our journey to get the play produced and I’ll make sure I post all the updates here, so watch this space. Any ideas you might have would be gratfeully recieved email me at

In the meantime a big thank to you the actors, the director Chris White, the A.M. Qattan Foundation for hosting the reading and the Jerwood Space for offering us subsidised rehearsal space.

I also took a few pics at the rehearsal for the reading which you can see in the Plan D Gallery.

Invitation – Scenes From 62 Years

Post Production Posted on Fri, August 13, 2010 15:00:28

As promised here are the details of the reading – the first sneak preview – of my new play about Palestine Scenes From 62 Years

Its kindly being hosted at the beautiful Mosiac Rooms at the Qattan Foundation in Earls Court on Wednesday 1 September at 6.30pm. I really hope you can make it.

Please RSVP if you’d like to come to as there’ll be a guest list on the door – how exciting.

I’m in the process of confirming the actors – who I hope will include some of the wonderful people who were in Plan D – I’ll report back as soon as I have any confirmed.

My New Play

Post Production Posted on Wed, July 21, 2010 18:05:05

I just wanted to update you on what I’ve been up to since Plan D closed – no I haven’t been squandering my time, in fact I’ve written a new play about Palestine.

I finished a first draft of Scenes From 62 Years about a month ago, then did an informal reading with some lovely actors (some of whom were in Plan D). After that I’ve redrafted and I now have the new play!

I’m planning to do a public staged reading in London in early September, date and venue to be confirmed.

Watch this space for more information…

Upcoming Talk & Further News

Post Production Posted on Fri, May 14, 2010 14:57:36

Well Plan D closed 3 months ago now – can it be so long? Last month the play’s director Chris White and I travelled to Ghent in Belgium where we participated in the inaugural Palestinian Film festival planned by theatre company Victoria Deluxe and Peace organisation Vrede. It was an amazing weekend with fascinating seminars, discussions and films and I had the privilege of sitting on a discussion panel on the topic of Cultural Resistance.

For those of you who are interested in learning more about Palestine I’ve decided to post occasional related events here, there is one coming up organised by Living Stones, at St Marys University in Strawberry Hill (coincidentally – where I went to uni). It’s the Michael Prior Memorial lecture being given by

Jacqueline Rose
called Endgame: Beckett and Genet in the Middle East
on Wednesday 26 May at 6-8pm

It should be very interesting.

I’m also currently writing a new play about Palestine – watch this space…

Me Again – Ignore if you don’t speak Arabic!

Post Production Posted on Fri, February 19, 2010 12:16:36

Hi there – thought you’d seen the back of me for a while, didn’t you…

Just a heads up for anyone reading who is an Arabic speaker that we have a feature about the play in Al Quds Al Arabi.

You can read about Plan D in Al Quds Al Arabi by clicking here.