Arcola Theatre, London
From Wed 3 Jan 2018 to Sat 20 Jan 2018
A funny, heartfelt and compelling new play that asks what family means in a modern society, delicately weaving in questions of racial identity, economic privilege, and the lottery of birth.
Being a young mum is supposed to be hard - but for Hanna, the only thing she's ever been brilliant at is raising her beloved daughter Ellie.
Until a DNA test reveals staggering news: Ellie is not Hanna's child. And now her 'real' parents want to meet.
How can an ancient mix-up in an overstretched maternity ward be explained to a three-year-old? Is Hanna supposed to let these strangers into her daughter's life? Forced to question what being a parent really means, Hanna makes a drastic decision that will change all their lives.
Produced by Papatango Theatre Company, Hanna premieres at the Arcola Theatre, London, in January 2018, before embarking on a UK tour.
'The only words are to do with adoption. But that's not what happened to us. What happened to us was something quite different.