The Milkman Cometh Returns to London Horror Festival

This October DeadPlant Theatre’s cult hit show ‘The Milkman Cometh’ is returning as part of the prestigious London Horror Festival at The Pleasance Theatre Islington.

After last year’s sell out run at Vault Festival, the show is returning bigger and better and with new cast member Dominic Allen (Artistic Director of Belt-Up). This is a 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. 

Featuring an original soundtrack and score being performed by metal band Fuck Slurry, live on stage, The Milkman Cometh is sure to get udder your skin. 

“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 who are full of dark secrets. For they still have a milkman, and the milk still cometh. 

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.


About the company

DeadPlant is a female led collective, who specialize in horror. Combining original storytelling, clowning, music and grotesque characters to create unique shows inspired by the social and environmental issues they feel passionate about. 

Their first show ‘The Service’ enjoyed a sell out run and rave reviews at the 2017 London Horror Festival before transferring to The King’s Head in April 2018.

Praise for The Milkman Cometh

‘Imagine if you can a mash-up of Mad Max, The Village, and The Wicker Man written by The League of Gentlemen with music by Black Sabbath and you are nearly there.’ 

6666/666 (Horror Hothouse)

‘The Milkman Cometh is the bastard child of The Wicker Man and Barbarella. Loud, crude and funny.’
4★★★★ (The Reviews Hub)

‘It’s bloody brilliant. I laughed from beginning to end’
(Velvet box office)

Praise for previous show The Service

‘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.’
4 ★★★★ (Broadway Baby)

‘An acid trip of a show.’
4★★★★ (Underdog Reviews)

Performance Details
Dates/Times: Tuesday 8th –Thursday 10th October. 9.30-10.20pm
Location: The Pleasance Islington Main House, Carpenter Mews, North Rd, N79EF
020 7609 1800

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