“Let ’s get this over with, shall we. I had a slight situation and now they think I ’m mental”
“I am the Edith fucking Piaf of the empty womb”
(She kicked a pram)
“Je ne regrettay fucking rien”
An unflinching look at what it means to be a modern woman
“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
1976. Fran & Leni meet in a North London comp.
3 years later they are The Rips. Girls with guitars, bored of playing nice.
Music, sex, fishnets, tits & spitting. A two-girl escape from everything sugar & spice.
“I was the punk. I was born punk.
But she was my rock. The only one I ever had.”
Written for the 40th Anniversary of Punk.
Fran & Leni previewed at Latitude Festival 2016. It then went straight to a month’s run at Assembly Edinburgh, did a week at Vault Festival London, went on to a national tour, and then to another London run at the King’s Head Theatre. It features music written especially for the play by the Tuppenny Bunters, with lyrics by Sadie.
It was nominated for Best Drama in the Greater Manchester Fringe Awards, and Sadie was also nominated for Best Actor.
“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
Scratch performance – Pulse Festival 2015
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
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