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SEPTEMBER 2018

Fran & Leni is on in Washington DC this month, and so is Pramkicker. Hooray!

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Pramkicker at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (Taffety Punk Theatre Co)

AUGUST 2018

The production of Pramkicker in Melbourne looks amazing!

Here’s a great interview in Beat with Anna Burgess who played Jude.

“Pramkicker’ is the comedy that finally challenges child-centric societal values. It really packs a punch… It’s such a beautiful comedy, but it really is so tender as well.”

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JULY 2018

Very honoured to be asked to be a guest on super hot podcast The Guilty Feminist, talking about Pramkicker and the theme of Indecision. Deborah was lovely enough to say she thought Pramkicker was the most important play of the last decade. I think she might have been drinking but I’ll take it anyway.

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Also loving the fact that Pramkicker is getting some love from a cool company in Melbourne, Australia!

Have fun, Dirty Pennies!

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JUNE 2018

I’ve just signed contracts for Sydney and Washington DC runs of Pramkicker in the autumn.Also had enquiries about New York and Washington DC productions of Fran & Leni. What fun!

But right now, Pramkicker is in Italian mode, having been translated into italiano for the Inventaria Festival in Rome. Exciting!

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MARCH 2018

I had a baby! It was hard and took ages! Midwives rock! My baby’s name is Marcie Ramona Hasler-Monk! She’s brilliant! Love is great!

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FEBRUARY 2018

Dead happy to say Old Trunk are doing another lush Damn Write, hot on the heels of the last!

Fancy some stories screaming fresh off the printer from a minxy bunch of writers & performers? OF COURSE YOU DO.

I just hope the baby doesn’t come a week early or it could be a bit awks. STAY PUT FOR A BIT LONGER, LITTLE BABY FEMINIST. MUMMY GOT SHIT TO DO.

Friday 2nd March, 7.30 –Metal Southend – Fiver
Part of Pop Up Essex Writers House & Essex Book Festival

BOOK ESSENTIAL. YOU CAN DO IT HERE NOW IF YOU LIKE.

 

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JANUARY 2018

Beyond elated to hear that Pramkicker is being performed at the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC again! This time as part of International Women’s Voices Day.

“The Women’s Voices Theater Festival has teamed up with the National New Play Network and the New Play Exchange in inviting theatre artists around the world to organize readings of plays by women playwrights on January 21, 2018 as part of the new celebration called International Women’s Voices Day. The celebration has been scheduled for January 21, 2018 in honor of the one-year anniversary of the historic Women’s Marches last year.”

Big love & break a leg to One Off Productions who are staging it. Wish I could be there to support!

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From the Washington Post mag…

JANUARY 2018

Plotting some big changes, some fun events, & a bold new show…

I’m up the duff so things will be a little different for a while, but Old Trunk are taking it in our stride & using it as feist fodder! 💥

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DECEMBER 2017

Popped in to see Network at the National Theatre (BRYAN CRANSTON – YES) & spotted Fran & Leni still on the Recommends shelf – after a ruddy year! HOLY SMOKE!

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DECEMBER 2017

It was dead fun to return to some old characters for Damn Write.

I reprised my old favourite, Katharine Hepburn, from my one woman show Lady Bones.

Thanks to all who made the night such a success!

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NOVEMBER 2017

Hooray! Pramkicker is on its travels again. 🚀

Not content with a cheeky little performance at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC in September, the rights were requested for a Rome translation/production last week, & this week for a kick-ass production in Sydney!

Intercontinental funtimes! 🇺🇸🇮🇹

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OCTOBER 2017

JUST IN: The rights have been requested to translate Pramkicker into Italian for a run in Rome! Mama mia!

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OCTOBER 2017

Just had the most brilliant Away Day with top director Doug Rintoul at the Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch, hosted just for Old Trunk. Lucky girls! We went through everything with a theatrical scalpel and have some very exciting ideas and plans. All hush-hush for now. Thank you so much, Doug!

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SEPTEMBER 2017

Pramkicker is being performed at the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC as part of the  Page-to-Stage Festival – part of the Kennedy Center’s Centennial Celebration of President John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday. Cool! Page-to-Stage puts an emphasis on Courage, one of the five ideals ascribed to President Kennedy. COURAGE IS GREAT.

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AUGUST 2017

Lovely to hear that Bloomsbury have had to do yet another print run of Pramkicker! Here’s one facing out on the shelves of Waterstones Piccadilly!

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JULY 2017 

Pretty darned excited to hit the road for our final three 2017 dates.

Catch us in Manchester and London

July 27/28  – Manchester Fringe  King’s Arms – Fran & Leni

August 1-6   – King’s Head LBGTQ Festival – Fran & Leni

August  21/24 – Camden Fringe – Camden People’s Theatre  – Pramkicker

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Time Out thought Pramkicker was well worth a pimp

 

APRIL 2017 

Fran & Leni hit the ROAD. (We’ve snuck in some cheeky Pramkicker as well…)

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April 19  – Palace Theatre, Southend – Fran & Leni

April 22 – Palace Theatre, Southend – Pramkicker and Fran & Leni

May 3  – Norwich Arts Centre   Fran & Leni

May 17 – Colchester Arts Centre – Fran & Leni

May 25/26  – Brighton Fringe  Marlborough Theatre  – Fran & Leni

June 27 – Off Beat Festival  Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford Playhouse  – Fran & Leni

July 27/28  – Manchester Fringe  King’s Arms – Fran & Leni

August 1-6   – King’s Head Theatre’s LGBTQ Festival – Fran & Leni

August  21/24 – Camden Fringe – Camden People’s Theatre  – Pramkicker

 

MARCH 2017 

International Women’s Day!

We celebrated the day with our pals at Metal Southend where we presented an open chat on the theme of The Invisible Woman, tackling questions such as Are we seen? Do we feel seen? Do we want to be seen? How do we want to be seen? And is being seen a power we gain then lose as we get older?

So many brilliant women came and spoke and shared. It was overwhelming to hear young and older voices conversing agreeing, advising and connecting.

 

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JANUARY 2017

We had a fabulous time at the VAULT Fest. Great atmosphere, brilliant space and a tech & FOH team that were ON IT.

And… we were Highly Commended. 💥

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FRAN & LENI – VAULT TRAILER – JAN 2017

 

DECEMBER 2016

Following a sold out performance of Fran & Leni in our hometown premiering the music written for the play by Fi & Dave Dulake of Tuppenny Bunters, we’re getting ready for our run at Vault Festival 25-29th January, and programming our 2017 beyond.

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Exciting news being kept under our hats!

NOVEMBER 2016

Fran & Leni came home and enjoyed a sell out run at our beloved Railway, & combined it with a little book launch for the playscript!

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AUGUST 2016 

Fran & Leni heads to Edinburgh.

So happy to be back at Assembly. This time we are in THE BOX. Every day 15:05.

AND

Fran & Leni has been published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

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JULY 2016 

Fran & Leni premieres at LATITUDE 

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MAY-JULY 2016 

Pramkicker is on TOUR.

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