Dana H. Tickets

Royal Court Theatre, London
16 January 2024 - 9 March 2024
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Broadway smash-hit and winner of two Tony Awards, Dana H. has its UK premiere at the Royal Court Theatre in January 2024.

Deirdre O’Connell makes her London stage debut reprising her Tony-winning tour-de-force performance as Dana, a psych ward chaplain who was held captive by a patient in a series of Florida motels for five months.

Dana Higginbotham’s remarkable true story is told in her own words and using her own voice, with recorded interviews reconstructed for the stage by Dana’s son, playwright Lucas Hnath, and meticulously lip-synced by O’Connell. The result is a groundbreaking work that shatters the boundaries of real and artifice, and challenges our understanding of good and evil.

Dana H. is directed by Tony-nominated, former Royal Court Associate Director Les Waters, and features a richly crafted soundscape by Mikhail Fiksel, winner of the Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Play.

Dana H. runs at the Royal Court Theatre from 16 January to 9 March 2024

What's the story of Dana H.?

“This is the first time I’m talking about this in all of these years so I – I’m in – I I’m in this world but I’m not.” 

Dana H. tells the true story of Dana Higginbotham, a woman who was held hostage for five months in a series of Florida motels. 

Who is in the cast of Dana H.?

Deirdre O’Connell as Dana

Who are the creative team of Dana H.?

Written by Lucas Hnath

Directed by Les Waters

Sound by Mikhail Fiksel

Adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham, conducted by Steve Cosson

Reviews of Dana H.

"An astonishing feat. Deirdre O'Connell brilliantly pulls off one of the most difficult challenges ever asked of an actor" - The New York Times (Broadway production)
"Unmissable" - New York Magazine (Broadway production)
Deirdre O'Connell brings Dana's real words to life on stage in "a singular, richly nuanced performance" -The Daily Beast (Broadway production)

Show Information

Performance dates
16 January 2024 - 9 March 2024
Running time
To be confirmed

Venue Information

Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS
Nearest Tube or Train: Sloane Square (Circle Line, District Line)
Nearest Buses: 19, 22, 319, C1, N19, N22, 137, 452

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