Wednesday 23 May
The Thelmas present
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 goes to the cinema on a semi-regular basis, 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…
Writer, Madeline Gould has created an often funny, often bleak, and somewhat unnerving character, who possesses a staggering level of insight, but also the dreadful sociopathic qualities usually reserved for those who reside in high security prisons.
Ladykiller is a blood-soaked morality tale about social responsibility, zero-hours contracts and tearing up the gender rule book on psychopathy; a jet-black comedy for the age of the gig economy.
Ladykiller was first performed as a 15 minute monologue as part of Ladylogue! at Tristan Bates Theatre in 2015. It has now been developed into a rollercoaster 60 minute, one-woman show.
Start Time: 7.30pm
The Thelmas are devoted to empowering women to redress the equality imbalance in the arts, supporting them to disrupt dominant narratives and create theatre that is big, bold and emotionally resonant. They crave authentic and bittersweet stories outside of the traditional female (BAME) stereotype and socially impactful narratives that reflect society but don’t look to solve prevalent issues. The Thelmas are proud to be a New Diorama Theatre Emerging Company for 2017/18.
Directed by Madelaine Moore
Written by Madeline Gould