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What's On > Hanna

The Hat Factory

Date: Saturday 27th January, 2018
Time: 19:30 - 20:45
Cost: 10 / 8 Concessions
Group discount: Buy 10+ and save 10%
Booking information: Box Office: 01582 878100
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Papatango Theatre Company presents

'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).

Age guidance: Not suitable for Under 10s


★★★★★ “A phenomenal performance. Beautifully acted, fantastically directed and like nothing you've seen before.” Broadway World

★★★★ “A great subject for a play – an emotional tug-of-war. Potter is sharp and entertaining about nature and nurture and the divisiveness of British society.” The Observer

★★★★ “An outstanding performance of a memorable and moving look at nature and nurture and what family really means.” The Times

★★★★ “Heart-wrenching and heart-warming, a whirlwind of a story. Utterly captivating. Hanna is the perfect show to start your new year on the right foot, and will leave you grateful to be alive and loved.” Theatre Bubble

“I found myself hanging on every word…raises big questions and is performed superbly.” Michael Billington, The Guardian

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