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Dana H.
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16 Jan 2024 - 09 Mar 2024
75 minutes with no interval
Strictly for 16+

Why watch Dana H.?

  • Dana H., an innovative Broadway sensation that swept the Tony Awards, is now making its UK premiere at the Royal Court Theatre.
  • Experience the gripping true story of Dana Higginbotham, a psych ward chaplain held captive for five months, told in her own words and voice.
  • Witness Tony winner Deirdre O’Connell's tour-de-force performance, lip-syncing Dana's recorded interviews with precision and emotional depth.
  • Don't miss out on this groundbreaking play that blurs the line between reality and artifice, challenging perceptions of good and evil.

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


Dana H. is a must-watch play at the Royal Court Theatre. The Broadway hit, directed by Les Waters, explores Dana Higginbotham's harrowing story, presented through her recorded voice and words. The play has been critically acclaimed for its innovative storytelling and Deirdre O’Connell's stunning performance, which earned her a Tony Award. The narrative unfolds through O’Connell’s meticulous lip-syncing of recorded interviews with Dana, reconstructed by her son, playwright Lucas Hnath. The play challenges our perceptions of good and evil and pushes the boundaries of theatrical storytelling.

The Story

Dana H. tells the harrowing real-life story of Dana Higginbotham, a hospital chaplain, who was held captive by a mentally ill ex-convict for five months. Told through her voice and words, the play presents a raw and honest account of her ordeal. The narrative breaks the boundaries between reality and fiction, providing a deep and disturbing insight into the human psyche.

Show Timings

  • Tues - Fri: 7:30 PM
  • Sat: 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Show timings for Dana H. may vary every week/month. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next booking stage.

Cast & Crew

  • Lead role: Deirdre O’Connell as Dana Higginbotham
  • Director: Les Waters
  • Playwright: Lucas Hnath
  • Sound design: Mikhail Fiksel

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • This show is recommended for ages 16+.
  • Please keep in mind that London theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Dana H. tickets

Book online tickets for Dana H. play in London.

Booking period: From 16 Jan 2024 to 9 Mar 2024

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Dana H. play voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Royal Court Theatre

The Royal Court Theatre, located on Sloane Square, is a renowned theatre globally, especially for showcasing new writing. Established in 1870, the theatre has undergone multiple renovations, the most recent being a £16.2 million redevelopment completed in 2000. In 1956, the English Stage Company, led by George Devine, turned the Royal Court into a hub for new British and foreign plays, marking a golden age. Notably, John Osborne's Look Back in Anger, among the first ESC productions, achieved both critical and commercial success, eventually transferring to the West End and Broadway. The Upstairs studio, inaugurated in 1969 with a capacity of 63, hosted early productions such as the world premiere of The Rocky Horror Show.

Seating Capacity: 389

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: 50-51 Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS, United Kingdom

Tube: The nearest tube station is Sloane Square.

Bus: 19, 22, 137, 452

Available Facilities: Bar, Bookshop, Toilets

Accessibility: Audio-described performances, Assistance dogs allowed, Wheelchair spaces available

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security, all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Royal Court Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formal are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

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