seven methods of killing kylie jenner

seven methods of killing kylie jenner

Royal Court · 04 JUL - 27 JUL

“112 Million People. That’s how many people follow her on Instagram – and counting…. As if she’s like a prophet. Or a material messiah or something…”

“The Royal Court has had some brilliant plays on recently. With a name like that, we’re expecting a spikey interrogation of contemporary culture and social media through the eyes of two young women.”
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27 June 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Now who wouldn’t want to see a play with that title? Jasmine Lee-Jones’ play was originally commissioned as part of the Andrea Project, a day of free events celebrating the life and legacy of the extraordinary Andrea Dunbar. But I rather suspect that it will turn out to be less about assassination attempts than a look at the power of social media celebrities seen through the eyes of two young women. I really like the way that the Court Upstairs is being used to give new voices and different stories a platform and helping to shift the UK’s new work culture on.”

Overview

Holed up in her bedroom Cleo’s ignored 22 calls from Kara and has cut off contact with the rest of the world. It doesn’t mean that she’s been silent though – she’s got a lot to say. On the internet, actions don’t always speak louder than words…

“It’s like she’s mimicking us for bants and p and no one bats a fucking eyelid.”

Jasmine Lee-Jones was originally developed as a writer through the Royal Court’s Young Court programme and seven methods of killing kylie jenner was first commissioned as part of The Andrea Project – A day of free events inspired by the life, work and legacy of Andrea Dunbar. This work was part of the Young Court’s mission to expand the Royal Court’s commitment to new voices. Milli Bhatia is the Royal Court’s current Trainee Director. She has assisted on Instructions for Correct Assembly and Girls & Boys.

Critic reviews

The show is inspiringly fresh and it is given a firecracker production by Milli Bhatia

WhatsOnStage

Jasmine Lee-Jones's text is alive! It jumps off the stage, does a quick somersault over our heads, and then lands in a crouch

The Arts Desk

An inventive, relentless Tweetstorm of a play

Evening Standard

New writing about social media and the power of friendship that crackles with rage and sadness

The Stage

Jasmine Lee-Jones’s play follows an online battle about the Instagram star and tackles racism, misogyny and colourism

The Guardian

This is 80 minutes which is both ferocious and funny, full of cartoonish humour and real rage

Lyn Gardner for Stagedoor

Two friends argue about the popular influencer, and a lot more, in Jasmine Lee-Jones’s scintillating debut play

Time Out

A spectacular debut for Lee-Jones, who certainly is a writer to watch

Broadway World

A sharp and provoking watch

Londonist

I loved every minute

Exeunt

Lee-Jones’ script is an artistic triumph

A Younger Theatre

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 4 Jul - Sat 27 Jul, 3pm & 7.45pm

Venue

Royal Court
Sloane Square SW1W 8AS London, UK · Get Directions
4.7
out of 5 stars
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