Sadie Hasler is a multi award-winning columnist, playwright, and actor. She is currently editing her first novel.
Sadie is co-Artistic Director and playwright of theatre company Old Trunk. She has represented the arts at the House of Commons, appeared in the Sunday Times Magazine as a company "making waves", and in The Observer as a pick of the Edinburgh Fringe 2015. Old Trunk's patrons are Jenny Eclair, Phill Jupitus, and Deborah Frances-White. They are mentored by arts organisation Metal, and are resident company at E15 Drama School's Clifftown Theatre.
Developed in association with Arts Council England, Pramkicker premiered at the Marlborough Theatre, Brighton in May 2015, went on to Latitude Festival, a month's run at Assembly for the Edinburgh Fringe, had a sold out run at the Clifftown Theatre, Southend, and was handpicked to be part of the King's Head Theatre's 45 Year Anniversary celebration of new writing. Pramkicker will be published by Methuen in 2016 in time for a second run at the King’s Head.
"A shot of high energy fun...thoughtful writing that never forgets to be funny; a real gem" ★★★★ - The Guardian
"Terrific...funny & sharply observed" - The Scotsman
★★★★ - Three Weeks
"Hilarious" - Fest
★★★★ - Fringe Review
Scratch performance - Pulse Festival 2015
THE SECRET WIVES OF ANDY WILLIAMS
Opened at Camden People's Theatre in 2013, went to Village Green Festival, then alternated to critical-acclaim with The Bastard Children of Remington Steele at the Underbelly Edinburgh 2014 with the support of Arts Council England.
"Compelling" - The Scotsman
"Particularly wonderful, caring, world-weary, and supremely wise" - Three Weeks
"Hats off...a beautifully written, heartwarming tale of loss and friendship" - Fringe Biscuit
THE BASTARD CHILDREN OF REMINGTON STEELE
Opened at Camden People's Theatre in 2012, had a sell-out run at Leicester Square Theatre, then was reprised at Underbelly Edinburgh in 2014, with its companion play The Secret Wives of Andy Williams.
"Guffaw out loud funny. Sadie Hasler's The Bastard Children of Remington Steele is proof that British fringe theatre must be cherished...where all the interesting and off-the-wall ideas are." - Jenny Eclair
"Bizarre, oddly touching comedy...like Father Ted with a darker streak." - Three Weeks
"Truly amazing" - The New Current
"Top notch" - Al Murray
"Outstanding. This is a completely original masterpiece of a story...Hasler takes words and turns them into comedic poetry in motion leaving the audience falling about laughing with the crazy hilarity of it all. Turning language on its head, reversing everything and making poignant statements with such a quirky twist ensures the language is both sophisticated, and most importantly brand new...has restored my faith in new writing. I absolutely wait with baited breath for the next show she produces." - Fringe Review
"One play not to be missed" - Broadway Baby
TV, RADIO, & COMEDY
Sadie has written and performed extensively in television, radio, and on the international comedy circuit. She has worked with Harry Hill, Al Murray, Jenny Eclair, and many others. Most recent credits include series 4-7 of Russell Howard's Good News, Rebecca Front's Little Cracker, and BBC's Walk On The Wild Side.
Her one-woman character comedy show LADY BONES premiered at Melbourne Comedy Festival in 2010, went on to a month's run at the Pleasance Edinburgh, popped up in frozen Oslo, toured the UK twice, and was reprised for Latitude Festival 2014.
"Twisted genius" - GQ
"Wonderful" - Time Out
"Darkly comic" - The Spectator
"Perfect" - British Theatre Guide
"Superb" - Edinburgh Evening News
"Quirky, laugh-out-loud...indelible comic images of depravity" - Chortle
Sadie was Columnist of the Year for the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards in 2014 and is currently EDF Media Awards' Columnist of the Year. She writes weekly for The Echo and The Gazette, was commissioned to write a piece on suicide and grief for The Lancet, and is a core contributor and collective member for new alternative women's magazine Standard Issue, set up by Sarah Millican.
"Lovely" - Matt Haig
"Amazing...Sadie Hasler is a fabulous writer." - Fleet Street Fox
"Beautiful" - Stephanie Merritt
"Excellent...a perspective that mental health journals don't cover enough. It is an honour to print this." - Editor, The Lancet
"Wonderful" - Sarah Millican
"I can't begin to explain how brilliant Sadie Hasler is. Her journalism and fictional writing is utterly exceptional. Breathtaking." - Phill Jupitus