Director and Writer interview
Hear from Hannah Price (Creative Director) and Danny Robins (Writer)
Danny Robins: "We all grew up learning ‘Remember, remember, the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot’"
Hannah Price: "Well, no-one’s going to forget this!"
Hannah Price - Creative Director
Hannah is Creative Director at Layered Reality, Co-Artistic Director of The Kings Head with Mark Ravenhill, a theatre director and Founder and previous Co-Artistic Director of the internationally renowned Theatre Uncut. She also works across immersive events, VR and video games.
Hannah has directed all over the world, leading productions in London, Toronto, New York, Switzerland, Copenhagen, Istanbul and more. Hannah trained at RADA, the National Theatre and the Donmar Warehouse where she was Resident Assistant Director, before going on to Associate direct productions for the Donmar in Manchester and New York. She was also Associate Director to John Malkovich on his London production of ‘Good Canary’ and has worked with industry leading actors including Daniel Kaluuya, Dame Harriet Walter, Simon Callow, Brian Blessed, Cush Jumbo, and many more.
Hannah’s work as Lead Performance Director recently helped ‘Control’ (Remedy Games) achieve 11 BAFTA nominations and 2 wins, 4 Game of the Year Awards, and nominations in 8 categories in the Game Awards.
Danny Robins - Writer
Danny Robins is an award-winning British writer, broadcaster and journalist. Earlier this year, he created The Battersea Poltergeist, a podcast series for the BBC that combined drama and documentary to tell a real-life ghost story, starring Toby Jones and Dafne Keen. It became a global phenomenon – the #1 Drama Podcast across the whole world, with more than 3.5 million downloads and counting – sparking a bidding war for the TV rights. Danny is now adapting it with Hollywood producers Blumhouse. The series recently won the Gold Award for Best Serialised Podcast at the 2021 New York Festivals Radio Awards.
Danny’s play 2:22 – A Ghost Story, a contemporary-set modern supernatural thriller opened in the West End last August starring Lily Allen, playing to full houses and rave reviews. The play recently won a WhatsOnStage award (voted for by audiences) and was nominated for an Olivier award.
He has created and written various shows for TV and radio, including the BAFTA-nominated hit series Young Dracula for BBC1 and Rudy’s Rare Records and The Cold Swedish Winter for BBC Radio 4.