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 appeared on hit podcast The Guilty Feminist, with host Deborah Frances-White calling Pramkicker “the most important play of the last decade.”
“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
Sarah is an actor/director & co-artistic director of Old Trunk, who has worked in theatre, comedy & radio.
Sarah has just finished filming the role of Maggie Farrell in Damon Beesley’s (Inbetweeners) new BBC2 comedy series White Gold.
Sarah started her career as a dancer, her first job saw her running away to join a Mexican circus, after that she went on to work internationally & in the UK.
After hanging up her tail feathers, she formed a new writing theatre company, performed in, produced & hosted the critically acclaimed improv group Quirkish Delight & appeared in & wrote for a host of comedy sketch shows as well as co-hosting her own radio show.
Other credits include:
Fran & Leni (Fran) Latitude, Assembly Edinburgh, VAULT 2017; Pramkicker (Jude aka Pramkicker) UK Tour, Latitude, Assembly, Edinburgh & King’s Head, The Bastard Children of Remington Steele (Beatrice) Underbelly Edinburgh, The Secret Life of Andy Williams (Enid) Underbelly Edinburgh, Lady Bones (Ted Hughes & Bette Davis) Latitude, Russell Kane’s Fakespeare (Traciea) Pleasance Edinburgh/RSC, The Winslow Boy (Miss Barnes) Palace Theatre, The Sunshine Boys (Nurse Mackintosh) Palace Theatre, Erpingham Camp (Miss Mason) Palace Theatre, Danny & the Deep Blue Sea (Roberta), When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream & Shout (Vari), Serving It Up (Wendy), Road (Helen/Louise) Holborn Arts.
White Gold (Maggie Farrel) BBC; Thief Takers ITV ; Russell Kane’s One Night Stand DAVE
Sarah is represented by Victoria @ VLA Management
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