The Elves and the Shoemakers
Hannah is a British/Syrian performance designer based in Yorkshire. Since training at Wimbledon School of Art in London she has designed over 70 productions across Europe including 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.
Theatre design credits include: Ladies That Bus (dir: Kirstie Davies, 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), Outrage and Something Terrible Might Happen (Uncanny Theatre), The Astonishing Vacuum Cleaner Adventure (Sarah Punshon), WANTED (Chris Goode and Company), Instant Light Circus Company (Slung Low), Under the Bed (154 Collective), Bassett (Javaad Alipoor, Sheffield Crucible), Phone Home (Upstart Theatre), Weekend Rockstars (Middle Child), Mr Tiger Goes Wild (Goblin), Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile, When We Were Brothers and Home Sweet Home (Freedom Studios), SET FIRE TO EVERYTHING!!! (RashDash) The Situation Room (Oscar Mike) Days of Light (Starving Artists) and Country Music (West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Film credits include: Skipton Building Society Investments (advert) 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 devised, playful and interactive performances. She is a keen collaborator with directors, writers and performers to create designs that connect deeply with the themes of the story.
Shortlisted for Broadway World’s Best Set Design of a New Production of a Play or Musical for Black Teeth and Brilliant Smile, 2019.