Hannah and Hanna in Dreamland
By UK Arts International
Date: 28 September
Venue: Theatre Royal Margate
Hannah & Hanna In Dreamland builds on John Retallack’s award-winning earlier play, Hannah And Hanna, which has been performed extensively both nationally and internationally.
Now in their early thirties and sixteen years after they first met, Hanna returns to Margate to enlist the help of her friend Hannah in searching for 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.
Once again, Hanna’s arrival turns Hannah’s life upside down, as together they take a journey which Hannah from Margate would not have thought possible.