1st Aug 2018 - 27th Aug 2018

Bunker One - Pleasance Courtyard


Suitable for ages 14 and above


Important information:

This performance contains visual representations of blood and descriptions of violent behaviour.

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 goes to the cinema on a semi-regular basis. She even pretended to read the party manifestos at the General Election. She just wishes that people would be nicer to those who work in customer services.

Ladykiller is a blood-soaked morality tale about social responsibility, zero-hours contracts, and victimhood – a jet-black comedy for the gig economy.

Access performances:

Thursday 23rd August - Captioned

Open/closeReviews and Quotations

"pokes at the optimism of feminist beliefs in equality and the innate compassion of women in a bracing and difficult to resolve monologue of fierce intensity."
4 stars
The List
'Ladykiller is an unpacking of the destructive, impulsive part of our psyche that we all try not to make direct eye contact with: you know the part that I’m talking about. It is as devilishly dark as they come, and the entire creative team should be proud of themselves for creating a tightly run and even more tightly-wound original black comedy that is set to be a smash hit at this Fringe and beyond.'
5 stars
Broadyway Baby
“Be nice to people who work in customer service” is just one of the messages in Ladykiller, a very funny and refreshingly offbeat comedy from The Thelmas.
4 stars
The Stage
'A bloody brilliant hymn to the dark side of a zero hours worker… for those with a sick sense of humour, Ladykiller is a must-see.'
4 stars
To Do LIst
'It is an incredible play... this is an absolute must see... the best play I have seen at the fringe so far. Loved it.'
From the wings vlog
"darkly dissects why women are more likely to get away with murder if they play the patriarchy at its own game"
The F Word

Sign up to our weekly email newsletter