About

Hannah is a British/Syrian performance designer based in Yorkshire. Since training at Wimbledon School of Art in London she has designed nearly 100 productions across 15 years in the UK and Europe. This includes theatre, film, music videos and installations. She also often leads design workshops for arts organisations, community centres, theatre festivals, schools and universities, and is an Artistic Associate at Upstart Theatre.

Hannah is represented by Alexandra Cory at Berlin Associates agency.

Theatre design credits include: 24(Day) The Measure of my Dreams (Almeida Theatre), The Lost Spells (Goblin, Watford Palace, Theatre by the Lake and Polka), The City and the Town (Riksteatern Sweden and Matthew Linley Creative Projects), A Christmas Carol (Shakespeare North), The Doncastrian Chalk Circle (National Theatre Public Acts + Cast co-production), A Tale of Orpheus & Eurydice (Opera North), The Aspern Papers (Pegasus Opera), SWIM (Liz Richardson, Theatre by the Lake), REGNANT (Xavier de Sousa, HOME), Love n Stuff (Gitika Buttoo, Oldham Coliseum), The Magic of Wild Heather (James Blakey, CAST and National Theatre Public Acts), Meet Me At Dawn (Ellie Rose, Hope Mill Theatre), Outrageous Fortune (Deborah Newbold and dir: John Wright), The Travelling Pantomime (Juliet Forster, York Theatre Royal), Ladies That Bus, (dir: Kirstie Davis, national tour), The Boy Who Cried Wolf (Tutti Frutti), Gwei Mui (Jennifer Tang), The Elves and the Shoemakers (Juliet Forster, York Theatre Royal), Two (Tom Wright, Gala Theatre), Where We Began (SBC Theatre), War with the Newts (Knaive Theatre), Vulture's Song (Blah Blah Blah), 666 Comments (Daniel Bye), Pygmalion and Handbagged (Tom Wright, English Theatre Frankfurt), Instructions for Border Crossing (Alex Swift, Daniel Bye), The Astonishing Vacuum Cleaner Adventure (Sarah Punshon), WANTED (Chris Goode and Company), Instant Light Circus Company (Slung Low), Bassett (Javaad Alipoor, Sheffield Crucible), Phone Home (Upstart Theatre), Weekend Rockstars (Middle Child), Mr Tiger Goes Wild (Goblin), When We Were Brothers and Home Sweet Home (Freedom Studios), SET FIRE TO EVERYTHING!!! (RashDash) The Situation Room (Oscar Mike) and Country Music (West Yorkshire Playhouse).

Film credits include: Booths recipe online content, Skipton Building Society explainer adverts, The Astro Science Challenge for Unlimited Theatre (short films), Don't Tape Over for Seldom Differ (pilot), Good Girl by Aquilo (music video), Coming Home by Kaiser Chiefs (music video) Kami by Dreamtiger Films (short film) and See Right Through by Tensnake (music video).

Hannah is particularly interested in designing space for new writing, devised, playful or interactive performances. She is a keen collaborator with directors, writers, composers and performers to create design-lead work from the earliest stages of development. She is excited by work that is politically and socially engaged and believes design to be an important dramaturgical tool.


Awards/Nominations:

Shortlisted for Broadway World's Best Set Design of a New Production of a Play or Musical for Black Teeth and Brilliant Smile, 2019.