Tue 21 Apr 2020 | 7.30pm | £12 (£10)* | 16+

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This event was originally scheduled for Tue 21 Apr 2020 but has been rescheduled to Tue 23 Mar 2021 due to COVID-19.

The Thelmas



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A hotel room, a chambermaid 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…

After rave reviews and sold out shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and Vault Festival 2019, Ladykiller is a blood- soaked morality tale about victimhood, power and flipping the gender rule book on psychopathy. Charting one woman’s journey from violent oppression to bloody revolution, it is the (gruesome) quintessential jet-black comedy for the age of the gig economy.

★★★★★    ‘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

Writer: Madeline Gould
Director: Madelaine Moore

Running time: 65 mins (no interval) 

Age guidance: due to the complex themes, language and violent nature of story, Ladykiller is better suited to ages 16+

Content Warning: swearing, fake blood, descriptions of medical procedures, violence, murder and sexual assault.

Venue: Auditorium, Exeter Phoenix

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