Hannah is an author in her late thirties, a key part in the modern scenes at Sidley Park. Hannah contributes to the plot by researching into the mystery of the Sidley Park hermit. Her character is both intelligent and confident, with the competitive atmosphere between her and Bernard we see Hannah exercise her knowledge as much as possible:
"the whole romantic sham, Bernard! It's what happened to the Enlightenment"
Despite her reserved and quite cynical attitude towards the opposite sex Hannah is quite the attention of the men at Sidley Park, with Bernard, Valentine and Gus all after her heart. Hannah's reserved manner is reflected in her image, a very conventional woman whose appearance is particularly down to earth:
"She wears nothing frivolous. Her shoes are suitable for the garden"
The role of Hannah within the play appears…