Hannah Patterson, a previously supported ArtHouse Jersey writer, is having a new play produced at Hampstead Theatre.
‘Eden’ is written by Hannah and directed by Matthew Xiaon will be on between February and 16 March 2019. Hannah has been supported through our programme, taking part in projects such as the New Plays Projects and ArtHouse Jersey writing residencies.
Eden is an idyllic coastal village of astonishing beauty, and home to an active community who are eager to protect it at all costs. Even the infamous Aaron Chase, an American property tycoon intent on building a luxury golf course, can’t name a price they’ll accept. But his star employee Sophie, a former Eden resident, might be able to broker a deal, so Chase plans to exploit her invaluable connections and local knowledge. Forced to confront her past, will Sophie be content to act as Chase Enterprises’ bulldozer or will deeper loyalties come to the fore?
Inspired by real events, Eden is a modern-day David and Goliath drama about the importance of fighting for what’s right – whatever the outcome.
For tickets and further information, please visit the Hampstead Theatre website.
Hannah Patterson is a playwright and screenwriter. Her play Playing With Grown Ups, directed by Hannah Eidinow, nominated for an Off West End Award for Best New Play, transferred to 59E59 in New York as part of the Brits Off Broadway Festival. She has had work performed at theatres including Hampstead and the Pleasance, and won the One Act New Plays Competition in association with JAT and Old Vic, New Voices. Having participated in a residency with Paines Plough, she has written for and performed as part of the company’s Come to Where I’m
As a writer for film, she is currently working on an adaptation of her play MUCH with Tilt Films and is in development with several features, including Claude, which won the Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Award. She has been invited to participate with projects on the Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab, London Film Festival’s Think-Shoot-Distribute, Creative England’s Net.work, the LA CineStory Screenwriting Lab and Screen Yorkshire’s Triangle.
She has written about film for publications including Sight & Sound, The International Film Guide and The Guardian, commissioned a series of ‘how to’ filmmaking books, and regularly hosted Q&As for venues including Curzon Cinemas, BAFTA and the British Film Institute. Hannah is currently a member of the Lighthouse Guiding Lights scheme, being mentored by David Hare, and on the Headlong Headstart writer’s programme.