The Milkman Cometh

Presented by DeadPlant Theatre

Metal. Mayhem. Milk.

DeadPlant Theatre’s grotesque comedy horror ‘The Milkman Cometh’ is sure to get udder your skin.

Metal band Fuck Slurry join them, performing the original score and soundtrack live on stage.

"I can still hear the moos when I close me eyes. Burned alive poor buggers. Little did I know they were the lucky ones."

In a not too distant bleak and milkless future, a lone warrior woman arrives in the village of Cud seeking fellow survivors and shelter. But this village is inhabited by a band of mason-like milky brothers, and is full of dark secrets. For they still have a milkman, and the milk still cometh.

After last year’s sell out run of ‘The Service’ at the London Horror Festival, DeadPlant return with another surreal and nightmarish fable for the ages, exploring the damaging effect cattle farming has had on our environment and highlighting the horrors of the dairy industry.

The show flips gender stereotypes on their head and features a kickass heroine who will stop at nothing to beat the pasteurised patriarchy.

The Milkman Cometh blends storytelling, physical theatre and puppetry, and captures DeadPlant's signature silly style.

Come meet the Milkman.
IF...YOU... Dairy.

Praise for previous work:

"Extremely funny. I actually laughed myself hoarse at one of the most disgustingly icky gags I have ever seen on stage ever."
(Horror Hothouse. 5*****)

"So depraved they make Charles Manson look like Julie Andrews. Imagine if Les Mis and Josef Fritzl's autobiography had a love-child and gave it up to Mr Blobby for adoption."
(Broadway Baby 4**** )

"An acid trip of a show"
(Underdog Reviews 4****)

Theatre & Performance
Varies23 — 27 Jan
Pit - The Vaults, Leake Street
Varies
£15.00
1hr 00m
15+
Combo OfferComedyEnvironmentalMusic
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About the company

DeadPlant Theatre

DeadPlant Theatre specialise in horror and comedy, delighting in the dark and glorifying the gruesome.
Their first show 'The Service' enjoyed a sell out run and rave reviews at The London Horror Festival before transferring to The King's Head.

All output is written and devised by the company. All our shows are always based on an element of truth, but then fashioned into a fantastical and frightening fairytale.

DeadPlant is sister company to FacePlant Theatre, where we produce all our family friendly work. FacePlant Theatre debuted their family show 'One Duck Down' at Vault Fest in 2018 and won the award for Family Show Of The Year, as well as receiving several 5* reviews. Since then the company have had successful runs at Hightide Festival, Pleasance Islington, JW3 and Streatham Space Project. We are thrilled One Duck Down is returning to Vault Fest in 2019 .

Credits

Writers/Performers - Alice Bounce, Maxwell Tyler, Owen Jenkins, Lydia Hourian, James Kenningale
Director - Katherine Timms
Designer - Lily Faith Knight
Sound - Odinn Hilmarrson
Lighting - Becky Brown
Band - Fuck Slurry (x3)

Press & Reviews

Praise for previous work

Horror Hothouse. 5*****
"Extremely funny. I actually laughed myself hoarse at one of the most disgustingly icky gags I have ever seen on stage ever."

Underdog Reviews 4****
"An acid trip of a show"

Broadway Baby 4****
"So depraved they make Charles Manson look like Julie Andrews...imagine if Les Mis and Josef Fritzl's autobiography had a love-child and gave it up to Mr Blobby for adoption. "

West End Wilma 5*****
"Utterly brilliant in every way"

Upper Circle 5*****
"You will laugh and smile for the rest of the day."