The Thelmas and house present
by Madeline Gould
Directed by Madelaine Moore
A hotel room, a maid and a dead woman. It’s not what it looks like, really, it’s not. It was self-defence… and anyway, the woman was asking for it.
The chambermaid considers herself to be a pretty normal person; she goes to the cinema. She reads books. She pretended to read the party manifestos at the General Election. She’s even read The Psychopath Test and she’s pretty sure she’s not one so…
Winner of the 2019 Pleasance VAULT award, ‘blood-curdling shriek of a smash hit’ Ladykiller was a sell out at Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and Vault Festival 2019. A blood-soaked morality tale about victimhood, power and flipping the gender rule book on psychopathy. A (gruesome) quintessential, jet-black comedy for the age of the gig economy.
Running time: approximately 65 minutes. There is no interval
Age recommendation: 16+
Strong language, adult content. This play contains complex themes of murder, assault and abuses of power, graphic visual representations of blood, and graphic descriptions of violence and autopsy.
Photo by: Greg Viet Photography
Director: Madelaine Moore
Writer: Madeline Gould
Producer: The Thelmas
Associate Producer: Laura Elmes Productions
Performed by Hannah McClean
Winner of the Vault Festival 2019 Pleasance Award
★★★★★ ‘What a blood-curdling shriek of a hit it is!’
A Younger Theatre
★★★★★ ‘Hannah McClean’s bright-eyed portrayal is chilling, charming and terrifyingly believable’
★★★★ ‘a very funny and refreshingly offbeat comedy’
Selected dates on tour are presented by house, a project delivered by Farnham Maltings and funded by Arts Council England
Full tour schedule here (external site)