Plays by Sadie Hasler


Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

Jude has always known she doesn’t want kids. Her sister Susie is unsure but aware of the ticking of the clock.

One day, in a café full of ‘yummy mummies’, Jude loses the plot and kicks a pram. Then gets arrested. Then gets sent to anger management. Susie goes along for the ride and uses the opportunity to confess a secret.

This funny and touching play premiered at the Brighton Fringe Festival, before a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe, 2015. Pramkicker offers an unflinching look at what it means to be a modern woman and was published to coincide with a national tour in spring 2016.

Sadie Hasler is co-Artistic Director, playwright, and actor of theatre company Old Trunk. She is a multi-award-winning columnist, and has written and performed extensively for television, radio, and on the international comedy circuit. She is currently editing her first novel. Her plays Pramkicker and Fran & Leni are both published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.
Her previous theatre and performance shows include her one woman show Lady Bones (Melbourne/Oslo/UK Tour), Blazed (New Wolsey Theatre), The Bastard Children of Remington Steele (Camden People's Theatre, Leicester Square Theatre 2012, Edinburgh Festival 2014), The Secret Wives of Andy Williams (Camden People's Theatre 2013, Edinburgh Festival 2014) and Pramkicker (King's Head London, Marlborough Theatre Brighton, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015, UK tour 2016).
In addition to writing for performance, Sadie writes regularly for publications. She has been The Society of Editors Regional Columnist of the Year and EDF Media Awards' Regional Columnist of the Year. She was commissioned to write a piece on suicide and grief for The Lancet, is a core contributor and collective member for new alternative women's magazine Standard Issue set up by Sarah Millican, writes weekly for The Southend/Basildon/Canvey Echos and The Colchester Gazette, monthly for Life & Homes, and has contributed to Trawler Paper & the upcoming book SALT.