Why See Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner?
A Powerful New Work By Jasmine Lee-Jones
In an age when tweets, images and likes speak louder than actions, the lines between reality and perception have become increasingly blurred thanks to social media platforms, influencers and followers. One such influencer is Kylie Jenner, the young Kardashian mogul with 112 million impressionable instagram followers and counting. Exploring the power and responsibility she wields with every hashtag-ad and promotional snap, up and coming young playwright Jasmine Lee-Jones presents the attention grabbing Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner at London's Royal Court Theatre in the summer of 2019.
Developed during Lee-Jones' time in the Royal Court's Young Court writer's development programme and commissioned as part of the Andrea Project (a day of free theatre events inspired by the celebrated British playwright Andrea Dunbar), the world premiere work follows teenager Cleo, who locks herself away from the world and her best friend Klara. Whilst Klara's many missed calls fall on deaf ears, Cleo still has a lot to say, especially when it comes to Kylie Jenner's appropriation of her culture and the social media exploitation thereof...
Previews from: 4 July 2019
Performance date: 4 July 2019
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