It’s not what it looks like, really, it’s not. It was self-defence… and anyway, the woman was asking for it.

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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 bloodsoaked 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.

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    "A blood-curdling shriek of a smash hit!" ★★★★★ A Younger Theatre

    "Be nice to people who work in customer service, a very funny and refreshingly offbeat comedy from The Thelmas." ★★★ The Stage

    "Director Madelaine Moore’s staging is spoton" ★★★ The Scotsman

    ★★★★★ Upper Circle ★★★★★ Broadway Baby ★★★★ Broadway World ★★★★★ The Skinny 

    ★★★★ Londonist ★★★★ The List ★★★★ Fringe Guru 


    Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available. To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.