Fran & Leni

1976. Fran & Leni meet in a North London comp.

 

For the 40th anniversary year of Punk, Old Trunk explored the freedom women found in the brash rudeness of Punk, the anarchic thrill in kicking off the traditional expectations of femininity, the joy in being what we really are. Glorious fucking mess.

Fran & Leni is a full-throttle tale of escape and lifelong friendship.

A bittersweet rampage through a friendship that weathers one of Britain's great social upheavals. Profanity meets poetry...energetic performances that balance knife-edged irony with h

 

WRITER: SADIE HASLER 

DIRECTOR: SARAH MAYHEW

FRAN: SARAH MAYHEW

LENI: SADIE HASLER

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Fran & Leni was nominated for Best Drama in the Greater Manchester Fringe Awards, and both Sadie and Sarah were nominated for Best Actor.

BUY THE FUCKING BOOK: Fran & Leni is published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

OLD TRUNK INTERVIEW ABOUT GIRL PUNKS IN THE HERALD

 

PRESS FOR FRAN & LENI

“A bittersweet rampage through a friendship that weathers one of Britain’s great social upheavals. Profanity meets poetry…energetic performances that balance knife-edged irony with heart-rending sensitivity while thrashing out foul-mouthed quips…a provocative, observational piece.” ★★★★ – The Stage

“Bittersweet story of two girls’ rebellion against the machine. At times laugh out loud funny, at others provocative, and at others deeply sad, Fran & Leni lives up to its feminist punk inspirations”  ★★★★ – To Do List 

“Brings the tale of two lost punk souls alive…Fran & Leni is a darkly romantic comedy that is effortlessly delivered and full of life.”The F Word

“Unrelenting amazingness… Theatrical magic… The teenage epiphany chimed like a church bell at midnight… Fran & Leni perfectly captures the magic of the time. BLOODY AMAZING” ★★★★★ – Vive la Rock magazine

“Boisterous, brash, shameless… Extremely poetic… Uninhibited” ★★★★ – Reviews Hub

“A great piece of theatre: refreshing, rude and relevant. It not only passed the Bechdel test, it stamped a spike-studded boot in the face of the plays that don’t.” – Broadway Baby

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LENI’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY – HOW FRAN & LENI REUNITE IN 1996
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PHOTO CREDIT: ANDY DELANEY

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