Alex Lacey is Killing Jim

  • Storytelling
  • 9:20pm (1 hour)
  • 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 & 27-29 Aug 2015
  • Sweet Grassmarket
  • 6 - 8
Alex Lacey is Killing Jim. Alex Lacey.

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Storytelling starring Alex Lacey performed on the following days in August 2015...

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Since marrying the man of her dreams at last year's Fringe, Alex has been sadly forsaken by her husband, Jim. After many attempts to find closure, she has been led to one inevitable conclusion: Jim. Must. Die. And you must help. Join our friendly sociopath as she recovers from heartbreak, and plans revenge. If you've ever wondered at the best method for murder, if you'd like to wander through the mind of a maniac, or if you enjoy watching a deranged woman leap around in an owl costume, this is the show for you.

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Full press release

Fresh from a successful short run at Brighton Fringe, this surprisingly joyous sequel to last year's Alex Lacey is Marrying Jim sees Alex explore the darker side of her desires, culminating in murder most foul. Audiences will witness anger, heartbreak and brutal homicide, but Alex keeps it lighthearted and insists on a lot of laughs and good times along the way, as well as the artistic use of some Findus Crispy Pancakes.

Since marrying the man of her dreams amid a flurry of owls and confetti at last year's Edinburgh Fringe, Alex has been sadly forsaken by her new husband, Jim. After many failed attempts to find closure, she has been led to one inevitable conclusion: Jim. Must. Die.

And you must help. Join our friendly sociopath as she recovers from heartbreak and plans her revenge. Armed with a giant owl costume, some not-at-all-creepy masks of Jim's face, and a Nerf super-soaker, Alex searches for closure in the most unlikely of places. Through a multimedia extravaganza, the repetition of Snow Patrol's Chasing Cars and heaps of very friendly audience interaction, she roleplays through her murderous intentions, attacks a stranger with a rubber hammer and leaps about in an owl costume.

If you've ever wondered at the best way to recover from heartbreak, if you'd like a guided tour through the mind of a maniac, or if you just long to eat Werther's Originals from a cremation urn, this is the show to see.

Writer-performer Alex Lacey once almost met James Walmsley from now defunct comedy rock band Dead Cat Bounce. This not-quite-crossing-of-paths inspired two whole shows, giving Alex the opportunity to disguise strangers as Jim and subject them to a wide range of unusual activities. For Alex, this is living the dream; for Jim this is definite cause for concern.


Visitor reviews

  •   Gareth SCRATCHERD
    Having seen the wonderfully lovely Alex marry Jim last year I was sorry to hear things had gone terribly wrong and come to this. But beautifully " executed" the show did it for me again ;-) thanks Alex and keep up the good work .....
  •   MickeyM
    Having attended the wedding at last years fringe I was sorry to read that things had gone so horribly wrong for Alex so quickly. I of course had to revisit to see the full damage and impact to this wonderful lady and her " execution" was marvellous ;-) Keep it coming Alex x