Fran & Leni

Fran & Leni

by Sadie Hasler

1976. Fran and Leni meet in a North London comp. Three years later they are The Rips. Girls with guitars, bored of playing nice. Music, sex, fishnets, tits and spitting. A two-girl escape from everything sugar and spice.

Fran & Leni is punchy two-hander about punk rock and life-long friendship from the writer of the critically acclaimed Pramkicker. This edition was published to coincide with the play's production at Assembly, George Square, during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, after its world premiere at Latitude Festival 2016.

Recommended by NT Bookseller Michael:

Two girls form a punk band in the late 70s and briefly taste success before falling out and splitting up. Twenty years later and Leni is publicising her memoir at a bookshop event when an unexpected visitor turns up in the audience. A moving and punchy play that captures the angry energy of punk with a spiky raw language and a pacy, propulsive narrative that pogo's back and forth in time.