The Thelmas


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    £13 - £15
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  • Duration:
    60 mins

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 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…

Ladykiller is a blood-soaked morality tale about victimhood, from violent oppression to bloody revolution; a jet-black comedy for the age of the gig economy.

Photo credit: © The Thelmas 2019

A very funny and refreshingly offbeat comedy from The Thelmas

The Stage

Creative Team

Writer – Madeline Gould
Director – Madelaine Moore
Associate Producer – Guleraana Mir
Associate Producer – Laura Elmes


"A smash hit at this fringe and beyond" – Broadway Baby

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"Madeline Gould's script is unflinching… Hannah McClean's bright-eyed portrayal is chilling, charming and terrifyingly believable. What is most thrilling about Ladykiller… is how the chambermaid looks and sounds just like us. She could easily be our neighbour, co-worker or friend." - The Skinny

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"an eerily convincing portrait of an unhinged mind. ‘Ladykiller’ defies expectations by raising issues such as social class and the inherent sexism in the study of serial killers (all discussed through a comedic lens)"– Three Weeks

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a mesmeric performance. It’s a rare treat, combining humour, horror and intelligence.’ – Fringe Guru

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Useful to Know

Please note: This show contains strong language and themes of violence, murder and sexual assault.

Seating is unallocated therefore specific seats cannot be reserved in advance. Please arrive early to secure your desired seats.

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There is a latecomers point 15 minutes into the performance. After this, there are no latecomers allowed.

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Dates & Tickets
  • Wed 8 April 20207:00pm
  • Thu 9 April 20207:00pm