Sadie is co-Artistic Director, playwright, & actor of theatre company Old Trunk. She is a multi award-winning columnist, & has written & performed extensively for television, radio, & on the international comedy circuit, including various TV series with Al Murray, Harry Hill, Russell Howard, Jenny Eclair, Rebecca Front & many others on BBC/ITV/SKY/Comedy Central. She is currently editing her first novel. Her plays Pramkicker, Fran & Leni, and Stiletto Beach are all published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. Sadie was nominated as Best Actor for her role as Leni in Fran & Leni, and for Best Drama in the Greater Manchester Fringe Awards. Pramkicker then went on to win Best Revival in Greater Manchester Fringe Awards in 2019, as well as company Postcard Theatre being nominated for Best Comedy Play and two Best Actor awards.
Pramkicker and Fran & Leni have also both gone on to international success, including multiple productions in Washington DC (inc Kennedy Center), Chicago, Melbourne, Sydney, and an Italian translation/productions of Pramkicker in Rome, Milan, Asti, and Gualtieri.
“Sadie Hasler’s bruising comedy takes an irreverent point of view. A funny, verbally brutal two-woman play…a blistering script…unfolds with the energy of a barroom tale…” – The Washington Post
Sadie has twice appeared on hit podcast The Guilty Feminist, with host Deborah Frances-White calling Pramkicker “the most important play of the last decade” and Stiletto Beach “Incredible…made me cheer, roar & weep”
“Thoughtful writing that never forgets to be funny…a real gem” – The Observer
“Terrific” – The Scotsman
“Twisted genius” – GQ
In addition to writing for performance, Sadie writes regularly for publications. She has been The Society of Editors Regional Columnist of the Year & EDF Media Awards’ Regional Columnist of the Year. She was commissioned to write a piece on suicide & grief for The Lancet, was a core contributor & collective member for alternative women’s magazine Standard Issue, set up by Sarah Millican, & wrote weekly for The Southend/Basildon/Canvey Echos & The Colchester Gazette for 6 years garnering numerous nominations/awards, monthly for Life & Homes, & has contributed to Trawler paper & book SALT. She was honoured to contribute an essay to Last Christmas, alongside Meryl Streep, Stephen Fry & many others, edited by Emma Thompson and Greg Wise and published by Quercus.
Sadie has featured in numerous exhibitions, including Things curated by Tamara Projects, Salt curated by Grow/Insight, EGLF’s This Is What An Essex Girl Looks Like at the Beecroft Gallery, and photographer Mark Massey’s online project Essex Girls.
“Lovely” – Matt Haig
“Wonderful” – Sarah Millican
“Excellent…a perspective that mental health journals don’t cover enough. It is an honour to print this.” – Editor, The Lancet
“I can’t begin to explain how brilliant Sadie is. Her journalism & fictional writing is utterly exceptional. Breathtaking.” – Phill Jupitus
Sadie is represented for plays, television & film by Conrad Williams at Blake Friedmann Literary Agency, and for books by Zoe King at A M Heath.
OLD TRUNK: GROWING OLDER DISGRACEFULLY TOGETHER THROUGH THEATRE