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  Pramkicker  
 

The Secret Wives of Andy Williams

 

Brighton Fringe ~ Latitude Festival ~ Assembly, Edinburgh Fringe ~ 2015

Jude has always known she doesn’t want kids.
Susie isn’t sure if her ovaries are twingeing or if she just needs a wee.

 
 

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

"Let’s get this over with, shall we. I had a slight situation and now they think I’m mental."

Meet Pramkicker.

"I am the Edith fucking Piaf of the empty womb.  Je ne regrettay fucking rien."

(She kicked a pram.)


Acclaimed Old Trunk present their hard-hitting new play by award-winning Sadie Hasler.

"Compelling" - Scotsman
"Twisted genius" - GQ.
“Wonderful” - Time Out
“Superb” - Edinburgh Evening News 

An unflinching look at what it means to be a modern woman, developed in association with Arts Council England. 

Directed by Sarah Mayhew.

"Inspired" - Fringe Review
 
     
  blazed  
 

A scratch performance of a play in development, written by Sadie Hasler, performed at Pulse Festival in May 2015.

Starring Jack Bence (BBC’s Bad Education, Holby City), Charlie Platt (BBC’s Call The Midwife), Sarah Mayhew, and Sadie Hasler.

  The Bastard Children of Remington Steele
 
  "They are all there. The scars of stars that blazed through the sky. You just can't see them."

Numb, stoned, living out of rucksacks, weaponed-up, poor, hungry, pissed, scared of their parents, on the outskirts of a society that doesn't understand.

Critically-acclaimed Old Trunk explore what becomes of kids when we give up on them.
 
     
     
     
  The Secret Wives of Andy Williams  
 

The Secret Wives of Andy Williams

 

Old Trunk present the prequel to their critically-acclaimed play The Bastard Children of Remington Steele.

St. Agatha's Convent Orphanage. 1969. A young woman arrives in need of spiritual solace but instead finds snack-obsessed eccentric nuns with an almost unhealthy devotion to The Andy Williams Show. Trusted with three hormonal orphans, Caitlin soon gets pulled into their odd little world, with only one thing threatening to pull her away again: love.

 
 

Full of quirk, dark, heart, light - and possibly one recorder medley.

The play, set at a time when a new sort of freedom started to dawn slowly upon women, explores themes of love for men, God, and in exploring all these male things, uncovers a more dependable source of comfort; sisterhood. Toying subtly and playfully with faith, forgiveness, and what it means to be a woman, this prequel tiptoes back through time from Old Trunk's 80s piece The Bastard Children of Remington Steele, once more tackling big themes while keeping its signature dark and fast-paced comedy.

Premiered at the Old Trunk theatre tent, Village Green, Chalkwell on Saturday 13th July 2013, in association with Metal and Arts Council England.

Ran at the Camden People's Theatre in August 2013, as part of the Camden Fringe Festival.

 
     
  "It is rare in film, theatre or any art form to encounter a follow up show, a prequel or sequel that is as good if not better than the first. This unique occurrence has happened with Old trunk... The Secret Wives of Andy Williams is every bit as quirky, honest, funny and engaging as the last production." - Fringe Review  
     
  The Vagabond Diaries  
 

Old Trunk presented a collection of stories at Village Green 2013, inspired by and written to accompany the music of amazing band The Lucky Strikes. They are currently developing it further to record as an audio CD.

 
     
  Productions: The Bastard Children of Remington Steele  
 

Four grown children.
One convent orphanage attic.

Raised by the occasional nun, three videos of Remington Steele, & a mangy cat named Moses, the children have a world-view that could subtly be described as... fucked, actually.

  The Bastard Children of Remington Steele
 
 

Old Trunk's 'The Bastard Children of Remington Steele', written by Sadie, premiered at the Camden People's Theatre in August 2012, & was hailed as the 'Pick of the Fringe'.

It went on to a near sold-out run at the Leicester Square Theatre in February 2013.

 
     
  "It is consistently hilarious, sad and surprising & could become an absolute canon classic." - Fringe Review  
     
  The story of 'Bastards' was born out of the fusion of two truths. Old Trunker Sarah as a child wistfully imagined that Remington Steele was her father, & this inspired Sadie in her writing to explore her own issues with her father - his presence, absence, & legacy. The result is an enchantment for adults, with a dark underbelly.

 
     
     
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  Productions: Lady Bones  
 

Lady Bones

 

By Sadie Hasler

Lady Bones premiered at the Melbourne Comedy Festival
2010, went on to a critically acclaimed run at The Pleasance Edinburgh, and then toured the UK.

A joyfully subversive character show brimming with
bastardised biographies of famous dead women.

Starring Sylvia Plath, Katharine Hepburn, Myra Hindley, Charlotte Bronte, Iris Murdoch, Fanny Cradock, & Emmeline Pankhurst.

 
     
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