Ladykiller 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT (19 March 2020): in response to government advice on the Covid-19 situation, this tour was regretfully cancelled on 17 March 2020. We are working with the company and venues involved to explore rescheduled dates. Full statement here.


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’
The Skinny

★★★★ ‘a very funny and refreshingly offbeat comedy’
The Stage


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)

Tour Dates

Date Time Venue Booking Information
03/03/2020 8pm - 9.05pm Ventnor Exchange Book here
05/03/2020 8pm - 9.05pm The Lyric Theatre Book here
06/03/2020 7.30pm - 8.35pm Forest Arts Centre Book here
07/03/2020 8pm - 9.05pm The Woodville Book here
10/03/2020 7.30pm - 8.35pm Cornerstone Book here
11/03/2020 8pm - 9.05pm West End Centre Book here
12/03/2020 8pm - 9.05pm Harlow Playhouse Book here
13/03/2020 7.30pm - 8.35pm The Place Bedford Book here
14/03/2020 8pm - 9.05pm Old Town Hall Book here