VenueThe Tramshed
Other spaces: Grennwich & Lewisham Young People's Theatre
TownOuter London
CountyGreater London
From30th October 2018
To30th October 2018
WhenOct 30 att 19:30. Oct 31at 13:30
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Hannah and Hanna in Dreamland

Summer 1999. Margate's beaches are packed with day-trippers... and its hotels filled with Kosovan asylum seekers - including Hanna, a survivor of Europe's most recent genocide. Hannah is from Margate and bored with life in the rundown seaside town - hanging out with her boyfriend Bull and his racist mates. The only things the two sixteen year olds have in common are their names and their love of singing along to their favourite pop songs... Sixteen years later, Hanna returns to Margate - this time in search of a Syrian girl she befriended in Kosovo and who may have succeeded in getting across the Channel. The Calais "Jungle" is close... attempts by its residents to reach England fill the local media. Hanna hopes her young friend will be welcome in Margate, but although the town has changed, alongside the coffee bars and vintage shops, there is still an undercurrent of hostility towards the migrants and refugees who are so desperate to enter the UK. Just as in 1999, Hanna's arrival turned Hannah's life upside down, so her return takes the friends on a journey which Hannah from Margate would not have thought possible. Hannah and Hanna in Dreamland builds on John Retallack's award winning earlier play, Hannah and Hanna, which has been performed extensively both nationally and internationally.
Author John Retallack

Archive :: production:T01030724431, play:S1488065904, venue:V1351130204

Production details

World Premiere.


Producer UK Arts International
Producer Lighthouse (in association with Theatre Royal Margate/Folkestone Quartrhouse and Looping the Loop)
Director John Retallack
Director Sally Marie (movement)
Design Rachael A Smith
Costume Rachael A Smith
Musical Director Karl James
Sound Dan Scott
Lighting Peter Harrison

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