The only words are to do with adoption. But that’s not what happened to us. What happened to us was something quite different.
Being a young mum is supposed to be hard – but for Hanna, the only thing she’s ever been brilliant at is raising her beloved daughter Ellie.
Until a DNA test reveals staggering news. Ellie is not Hanna’s child. And now her ‘real’ parents want to meet.
How can an ancient mix-up in an overstretched maternity ward be explained to a three-year-old? Is Hanna supposed to let these strangers into her daughter’s life? Forced to question what being a parent really means, Hanna makes a drastic decision that will change all their lives.
This funny, heartfelt and compelling world premiere from Offie-nominated playwright Sam Potter asks what family means in a modern society, delicately weaving in questions of racial identity, economic privilege, and the lottery of birth.
Starring Sophie Khan Levy, most recently seen on stage in Fracked (Chichester Festival Theatre and national tour) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Christmas Truce, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Love’s Labour’s Won (RSC).
Click here to read Sam Potter’s blog post about what inspired her to write Hanna
There will be a relaxed performance of Hanna at 3.30pm on Saturday 13 January.
Relaxed performances are created to be a more relaxed presentation of a show, with adapted sound and lighting and minor script adjustments, plus increased wheelchair capacity.
Families with young children, or people with a learning or physical disability, autistic spectrum condition, or sensory or communication disorder are especially welcome.
|Sophie Khan Levy|
Standard tickets are £12 or less with Arcola Passport.
Monday - Saturday 8pm
Saturday matinee at 3.30pm
Previews 3 & 4 January
Saturday 6 January, matinee:
There will be a post-show discussion with Papatango and People in Harmony, an organisation for mixed race people, families and couples, on how the play was inspired, its development, and its exploration of heritage, culture and identity.
Monday 8 January:
There will be a post-show discussion with the Hanna creative team on commissioning and producing this world premiere.
Running time: 65 minutes approximately .
Suitable for 12+
Press enquiries: Amy Bramman (Kate Morley PR) — firstname.lastname@example.org