LHF Review: The Milkman Cometh

As this year’s amazing London Horror Festival draws to a close, Bruna went to check out the fabulous and utterly insane The Milkman Cometh, brought to the stage by Deadplant Theatre.  Here are her thoughts!

London Horror Festival: The Milkman Cometh

The Milkman Cometh is not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure!

Written by Alice Bounce, Maxwell Tyler and Owen Jenkins, and directed by Katherine Timms, this was truly one of the gems of London Horror Festival. The smash-hit show sets boundaries just to cross them!

Set in a dystopian world, an evil milkman rations milk to the village of Cud after all the cows of the world had been burned in a giant fire to save the Earth from global warming. Yes. You read correctly. The Milkman Cometh asks us to activate our suspension of disbelief and, honestly, with a (few) glass(es) of wine it just got better and better.

In this post-milk society, a lone warrior arrives in Cud, an apocalyptic village that hides many secrets, and whose inhabitants are under the thumb of a figure known as ‘The Milkman’, to find shelter.

The acting deserves much praise in here, but what really stood out for me was the presence of the metal band, Fuck Slurry, on stage. It helped to not only create an atmosphere that drew the audience to the story, but also it just added more nonsense to it all (in a good way)!

The Milkman Cometh was a brilliant surprise that subverted the stereotypes and had a badass heroine kicking everyone’s ass. I absolutely loved the experience!

By Bruna Foletto Lucas

The London Horror Festival takes place until the 2nd November at The Pleasance Theatre, and The Old Red Lion Theatre, Islington. Click here for our full preview.

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