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Dana H. Tickets

Dana H. Tickets
Dana H. Tickets

About Dana H.

UPDATE: This production has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.

Broadway smash-hit and winner of two Tony Awards, Dana H., will have its UK premiere at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Book Dana H. tickets on TodayTix.

Following a smash production at the Vineyard Theatre and a Tony Award-winning Broadway transfer, Lucas Hanth’s highly intriguing play Dana H. now comes to London. Playing at the Royal Court Theatre’s intimate Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Dana H. is a mesmerising and haunting piece of theatre based on the life of the playwright’s mother, Dana Higginbotham.

A collection of stories about the five months when Higginbotham was abducted and held in captivity, Dana H. has a singularly simple — but no less spectacular — theatricality: acclaimed American actress Deirdre O’Connell portrays Higginbotham, lip-syncing to the audio that tells, in her own words, the story of her capture. A piece of theatre like no other, Dana H. is part true crime, part memoir, and part reflection on the fuzzy nature of good, evil, and the compassion that transcends them.

Visit the Royal Court Theatre to see this critically acclaimed play. Book Dana H tickets on TodayTix now.

Run time

75 minutes, with no interval.

Start date

January 16th, 2024

End date

March 9th, 2024

Categories

Age

Age recommendation: 16+

Dana H. cast and creative team

By: Lucas Hnath, adapted from an interview with Dana Higganbotham

Venue

Royal Court

Sloane Square, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8AS

Directions

Location: Off-West End
Railway station: Sloane Square
Bus numbers: (Sloane Square Station Stop D) 19, 22, 137, 452

More information about Dana H.

Lucas Hnath’s deeply human and profoundly theatrical new play, Dana H., astounded audiences and critics during its acclaimed New York runs on Broadway and Off-Broadway. Its UK premiere now comes to the Royal Court Theatre and brings award-winner Deirdre O’Connell across the pond to reprise her role. O’Connell, one of New York City’s most prolific stage actresses, has been an Off-Broadway legend for years before landing the role of a lifetime: Dana H.

O’Connell won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play in 2022 for leading Dana H. on Broadway following her Off-Broadway turn. Originating the biographical role based on Hnath’s mother with a documentarian’s precision, O’Connell offered a transformative performance detailing one survivor’s account of trauma through lip sync. Director Les Waters, a former Royal Court Associate, helms this startling production. He received a Tony Award nomination for his work on the Broadway production.

What to watch for

  • Deirdre O’Connell won a plethora of awards for her work. In 2020, O'Connell received a Special Citation from the New York Drama Critics' Circle for career excellence. She also received the 2020 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show Performance, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lortels in 2022, and an Obie for Best Actress in Dana H.
  • New York critics heralded Dana H. as one of the most exciting plays of the season. Time Out gave the play five stars and said, 'Deirdre O’Connell gives a stunning performance in this unforgettable true-crime tale.' The New York Times said the play’s 'an astonishing feat. Deirdre O’Connell brilliantly pulls off one of the most difficult challenges ever asked of an actor.'
  • Dana H. had many acclaimed American productions. Beyond its New York bows on Broadway and at the Vineyard, Dana H. played at the Goodman Theatre and Center Theatre Group, two of America's most influential regional houses.
  • Sound is integral to the show. The show comes to life via a compelling sound design: recorded interviews of Higginbotham discussing her five months in various Florida motels held captive by an ex-convict. Mikhail Fiksel’s Tony Award-winning sound design sets the story that O’Connell lip-syncs to.
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