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 are both 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 and Fran & Leni have both gone on to international success, including multiple productions in Washington DC, Melbourne, Sydney, and an Italian translation/performance of Pramkicker in Rome. She recently 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.
“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 keeps batting on about writing a one woman show about her sequin-clad, feather tailed, dancing days in a circus. One day.
Sarah is represented by Victoria @ VLA Management
OLD TRUNK: GROWING OLDER DISGRACEFULLY TOGETHER THROUGH THEATRE