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Hannah Hauer-King

Director

Hannah is a freelance theatre, comedy, cabaret and musical director. She acts as Artistic Director and co-founder of all-women theatre company Damsel Productions, and has also worked as a dramaturg and script reader for organisations including the National Theatre, Soho Theatre, Paines Plough and Outside Edge.

Recently Hannah created and co-produced outdoor festival “Damsel Outdoors“, a festival bringing outdoor theatre to audiences during the pandemic. Prior to that she directed Charlotte Josephine’s Moon Licks for Paines Plough and Royal Welsch School of Drama and Music. She also recently directed Sophie Swithinbank’s Circle Game for Oxford School of Drama, as an online production.

Earlier in 2019 Hannah  directed The Funeral Director by Iman Qureshi at The Southwark Playhouse and on a UK Tour. The play won the Papatango Award 2018 and was co-produced by ETT.

In 2018 Hannah directed Grotty by award-winning writer Izzy Tennyson (The Bunker Theatre); Breathe by George Jacques (The Bunker Theatre); The Swell by Isley Lynn (High Tide 1st Commissions, High Tide Festival), and Fabric by Abi Zakarian.

Among her prior credits as a director are Fury by Phoebe Eclair-Powell at the Soho Theatre, and Dry Land by Ruby Ray Spiegel at the Jermyn Street Theatre.

Recent directing work includes: Moon Licks (Paines Plough & RWCMD Production),  Circle Game (Oxford School of Drama), The Funeral Director (Southwark Playhouse & UK Tour w ETT 2019), Grief Circle (National Youth Theatre, Epic Stages), Fabric (Soho Theatre), The Amber Trap (Theatre 503),  Grotty (Bunker Theatre), Fury (Soho Theatre), The Swell (Hightide Festival), Breathe (Bunker Theatre),  Revolt She Said Revolt Again (RCSSD), Clay (Pleasance Theatre),  Dry Land (Jermyn Street Theatre). Associate/Assistant work includes: Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare’s Globe), Radiant Vermin (Soho Theatre) and Daytona (Theatre Royal Haymarket, & Park Theatre)

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