Sadie Hasler is a multi award-winning columnist, playwright, and actor. She is represented for plays, television & film by Conrad Williams at Blake Friedmann Literary Agency. Her plays Pramkicker and Fran & Leni are published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. She is currently editing her first book, Beautiful Things, which is represented by Zoe King at literary agency The Blair Partnership.
Sadie has been Columnist of the Year for both the Society of Editors and EDF Media Awards’. She writes weekly for The Echo and The Gazette, monthly for Life & Homes, was commissioned to write a piece on suicide and grief for The Lancet, and was a core contributor and collective member for alternative women’s magazine Standard Issue, set up by Sarah Millican. She has also written for Total Production Magazine and contributed to the upcoming book SALT.
“Lovely” – Matt Haig
“Amazing…Sadie Hasler is a fabulous writer.” – Fleet Street Fox
“Beautiful” – Stephanie Merritt
“Excellent…a perspective that mental health journals don’t cover enough. It is an honour to print this.” – Editor, The Lancet
“Wonderful” – Sarah Millican
“I can’t begin to explain how brilliant Sadie Hasler is. Her journalism and fictional writing is utterly exceptional. Breathtaking.” – Phill Jupitus
TV, RADIO, & COMEDY
Sadie has written and performed extensively in television, radio, and on the international comedy circuit. As a writer/performer she has worked on Harry Hill’s What Are The Chances of That Happening, Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder & Happy Hour, series 4-7 of Russell Howard’s Good News, SKY’s Rebecca Front’s Little Cracker, and BBC’s Walk On The Wild Side.
Sadie appeared on series 2 and 3 of Radio 4’s Out To Lunch, and co hosted a radio show on Q Radio.
Her one-woman character comedy show LADY BONES premiered at Melbourne Comedy Festival in 2010, went on to a month’s run at the Pleasance Edinburgh, popped up in frozen Oslo, toured the UK twice, and was reprised for Latitude Festival 2014.
“Twisted genius” – GQ
“Wonderful” – Time Out
“Darkly comic” – The Spectator
“Perfect” – British Theatre Guide
“Superb” – Edinburgh Evening News
“Quirky, laugh-out-loud…indelible comic images of depravity” – Chortle
Sadie is co-Artistic Director and playwright of theatre company Old Trunk.
She has represented the arts at the House of Commons, appeared in the Sunday Times Magazine as a company “making waves”, and in The Observer as a pick of the Edinburgh Fringe 2015. Old Trunk’s patrons are Jenny Eclair, Phill Jupitus, and Deborah Frances-White. They are mentored by arts organisation Metal, and are resident company at E15 Drama School’s Clifftown Theatre. They have been supported four times in as many years by Arts Council England.
Developed in association with Arts Council England, Pramkicker premiered at the Marlborough Theatre, Brighton in May 2015, went on to Latitude Festival, a month’s run at Assembly for the Edinburgh Fringe, had a sold out run at the Clifftown Theatre Southend, and was hand picked to be part of the King’s Head Theatre’s 45 Year Anniversary celebration of new writing.
“A shot of high energy fun…thoughtful writing that never forgets to be funny; a real gem” ★★★★ – The Guardian
“Terrific…funny & sharply observed” – The Scotsman
★★★★ – Three Weeks “Hilarious” – Fest ★★★★ – Fringe Review
BLAZED – Scratch performance – Pulse Festival 2015
THE SECRET WIVES OF ANDY WILLIAMS
Opened at Camden People’s Theatre in 2013, went to Village Green Festival, then alternated to critical-acclaim with The Bastard Children of Remington Steele at the Underbelly Edinburgh 2014 with the support of Arts Council England.
“Compelling” – The Scotsman
“Particularly wonderful, caring, world-weary, and supremely wise” – Three Weeks
“Hats off…a beautifully written, heartwarming tale of loss and friendship” – Fringe Biscuit
THE BASTARD CHILDREN OF REMINGTON STEELE
Opened at Camden People’s Theatre in 2012, had a sell-out run at Leicester Square Theatre, then was reprised at Underbelly Edinburgh in 2014, with its companion play The Secret Wives of Andy Williams.
“Guffaw out loud funny. Sadie Hasler’s The Bastard Children of Remington Steele is proof that British fringe theatre must be cherished…where all the interesting and off-the-wall ideas are.” – Jenny Eclair
“Bizarre, oddly touching comedy…like Father Ted with a darker streak.” – Three Weeks
“Truly amazing” – The New Current
“Top notch” – Al Murray
“Outstanding. This is a completely original masterpiece of a story…Hasler takes words and turns them into comedic poetry in motion leaving the audience falling about laughing with the crazy hilarity of it all. Turning language on its head, reversing everything and making poignant statements with such a quirky twist ensures the language is both sophisticated, and most importantly brand new…has restored my faith in new writing. I absolutely wait with baited breath for the next show she produces.” – Fringe Review
“One play not to be missed” – Broadway Baby
Follow her on Twitter – @sadiehasler