About Sadie Hasler

Sadie Hasler is a multi award-winning playwright, actor, and columnist. Her plays Pramkicker, Fran & Leni and Stiletto Beach are published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. They have been produced in Washington DC, Chicago, Sydney, Melbourne, Oslo, Rome, Milan, Asti, London, Edinburgh, & around the UK.

“Funny… Verbally brutal… A blistering script”Washington Post

“A real gem”Observer

 “Terrific” Scotsman          

 “Desperately funny” – The Stage        

 “Mighty, Joyful, Uplifting” – Sydney Arts Guide

Writing strong and funny roles for women in plays unwaveringly centred on the female experience is her jam. Sadie is co Founder/Artistic Director of theatre company Old Trunk.

“Voice of a generation”Deborah Frances-White, The Guilty Feminist

She recently wrote an essay for the book Last Christmas alongside Meryl Streep, Stephen Fry, & many others, edited by Emma Thompson and Greg Wise and published by Quercus.   

“An amazing piece. Beautiful.”Greg Wise    

“Beautiful & moving” – Katy Follain, Quercus



SELECTED ARTICLES: mental health, suicide, loss, & grief

“Lovely”Matt Haig

“It’s an honour to print this”Editor, The Lancet

Awards & Associateships

Associate Artist at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch

Mercury Creatives artist at Mercury Theatre Colchester

Peggy Ramsay Foundation Award 2018

Society of Authors Award 2020

Resident Artist at Metal Southend

Supported by Arts Council England & Clothworkers’ Foundation.

Columnist of the Year – Society of Editors’ Awards 2013

Columnist of the Year – EDF Media Awards 2014

Best Actor nomination in Manchester Fringe Awards 2017

Fran & Leni was nominated for Best Drama & 2 Best Actor Awards in GM Fringe Awards 2017.

Pramkicker won Best Revival in the GM Fringe Awards 2019, and was nominated for Best Comedy Play & 2 Best Actor Awards.



  1. luislahs15 · May 16, 2014

    hello 🙂

  2. kinginascendent · June 20, 2014

    I could well be a bastard child of Remington Steele and it’s heartening that such a rarefied position has been immortalised in theatrical form. Your articles are fantastic.

  3. Esther Harris · July 15, 2014

    Hi Sadie, I represent fellow Essex author and retired judge Robert Seymour. He writes lovely books on law and order and the dark underbelly of criminals in the 70s! Would I be able to send you a book for review or even better you might like to interview Robert and he can treat you to lunch? 🙂

  4. Aunty I · November 2, 2014

    Just read your article. Gin and time. Barry was my most adored gorgeous nephew. Yesterday He would have celebrated his 40th Birthday. You’re description of his laughter his eyes and His love of life was wonderful for his family to read. Thank you so much for remembering “Baz” he will never be forgotten.
    . Much love Aunty I xxxxx

  5. mike · March 15, 2017

    hi there Sadie. I deliver the echo and am always slightly later than usual on your column day. Mike (61)

    • Sadie Hasler · March 15, 2017

      Mike! I love this! Lovely to hear. Thank you! Xx

  6. Sue · November 29, 2017

    Will miss your candid, insightful and witty column in the Gazette. Loved Pramkicker at Colchester Arts Centre too.
    I will try to remember to log on to keep reading., but there’s nothing quite like newsprint.
    Good luck and patience and health with your new family add-venture….
    Best wishes, sue totham (ex journalist/current NHS Health care assistant, Colchester

    • Sadie Hasler · December 20, 2017

      Sue, this is lovely, thank you so much for writing. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed reading the column! Thanks for coming to see Pramkicker too! 😊

      Wishing you a wonderful Christmas, & a shiny 2018. Xx

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