About Sadie Hasler

“Twisted genius” – GQ

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

“Voice of a generation… Pramkicker is the most important play of the last decade” – Deborah Frances-White, The Guilty Feminist

Sadie Hasler is a multi award-winning playwright, actor, and columnist. She has worked widely in Theatre, TV & Radio, and on the international comedy circuit.  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. Misfits is published by Salamander Street.

 “A real gem”Observer   • “Thoughtful writing that never forgets to be funny”Guardian   •  “Terrific”Scotsman   •   “Desperately funny”The Stage   •   “Mighty, Joyful, Uplifting”Sydney Arts Guide

Sadie is currently under commission to adapt a series of four Sunday Times Bestsellers for the West End, and to write a thriller for Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch.  Plays currently in development: Quantock, exploring class, social housing, and a nation’s dream of Home – and Cave Woman, a dark tumble through one woman’s quest to claw her way back to Before the Bullshit. She is part of the Old Vic Playwriting group working with Ella Hickson.



Sadie is editing her first book Beautiful Things, a darkly humorous memoir of losing her father to suicide and the unrelenting shapeshifting heartfuck of grief. 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.  She is contributing an essay to the anthology Common Gossip. She has written for The Lancet and Standard Issue Magazine, and for six years wrote a weekly column for Echo Essex, winning numerous Columnist of the Year awards.

“An amazing piece. Beautiful.” – Greg Wise  •  “Beautiful & moving” – Katy Follain, Quercus   •  “Lovely” – Matt Haig   •   “It’s an honour to print this” – Editor, The Lancet 


Sadie is co Founder/Artistic Director of theatre company Old Trunk, is on the board of the Working Class Writers Festival, is co founder of Concrete Culture, and is a founding member of the grassroots intersectional feminist group All Rise Collective. She has been featured in exhibitions: THINGS, SALT, This Is What An Essex Girl Looks Like, and Essexism.


Old Vic Playwrights 2022/23

Resident Playwright – Metal Culture 2021/22

Associate Artist – Queen’s Theatre 2020/21

Top 10 London Theatre Show Award – Misfits, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch – LondonTheatre1 2020

ONCOMM Award 2020 for Misfits

Mercury Creatives Artist – Mercury Theatre 2020/21 (supported by European Regional Development Fund)

Society of Authors Award 2020

Society of London Theatres Award 2020

Best Revival win, Best Comedy Play nomination, & 2 Best Actor nominations in the Greater Manchester Fringe Awards. For Pramkicker – Postcard Productions 2019

Best of Theatre 2018Washington Post. Pramkicker – Taffety Punk production

Peggy Ramsay Foundation Award 2018

Best Actor nomination in Manchester Fringe Awards 2017

Best Drama & 2 Best Actor Award nominations in GM Fringe Awards 2017. Fran & Leni – 2017

Resident Artist at Metal Culture 2016

Columnist of the Year win – EDF Media Awards 2014

Columnist of the Year win – Society of Editors’ Awards 2013

Columnist of the Year nomination – EDF Media Awards 2013

Supported by Arts Council England & Clothworkers’ Foundation – various years



  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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