Director: Madelaine Moore
Writer: Madeline Gould
Producer: The Thelmas
Associate Producer: Laura Elmes Productions
HER: Hannah McClean
Running time: 65 minutes
Age recommendation: 16yrs +
Warnings: Murder, profanity, blood (stage blood throughout), violence, complex themes around violence and murder.
Twitter: @TheThelmas #LADYKILLERplay
Ladykiller was awarded the VAULT Festival 2019 Pleasance Award, given to a show of outstanding quality across Pleasance venues.
by Madeline Gould
A chambermaid, a hotel room 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 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…
Ladykiller is a blood-soaked morality tale about power, privilege, and tearing up the gender rule book on psychopathy; a jet-black comedy for the age of the gig economy.
Ladykiller presents us with a genuinely complex and compelling female character, tapping into the feminist zeitgeist in a most unexpected way.
LADYKILLER was declared 'a smash hit' after a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe 2018 which garnered considerable critical acclaim..
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘a smash hit at this fringe and beyond’ – Broadway Baby
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Madeline Gould's script is unflinching…’- The Skinny
⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘an eerily convincing portrait of an unhinged mind.’ Three Weeks
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘a very funny and refreshingly offbeat comedy from The Thelmas.’ – The Stage
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘ Hannah McClean is superb as the maid.’ – The Scotsman
⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ‘a bracing… monologue of fierce intensity.’ – The List
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘a mesmeric performance.’ – Fringe Guru
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A bloody brilliant hymn to the dark side of a zero hours worker’ - To Do List
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘one of the best written one-woman pieces at this year’s Fringe’ - Miro Magazine
‘with a political bite beneath the surface of its humour...a hilariously dark comic monologue’ - - Exeunt Magazine
Ladykiller was the result of research, development and support from The Pleasance Theatre, Oldham Coliseum and Ovalhouse Theatre.