seven methods of killing kylie jenner
“How exactly does one kill a social media figure/entrepreneur, or as I like to term her: a con artist-cum-provocateur?”
Holed up in her bedroom, Cleo’s aired twenty-two Whatsapps from Kara and has cut off contact with the rest of the world. It doesn’t mean she’s been silent though – she’s got a lot to say. On the internet, actions don’t always speak louder than words…
“Look it’s two tweets that helped me vent my frustrations. It’s really not that deep…”
Jasmine Lee-Jones’ debut play explores cultural appropriation, queerness, friendship between womxn and the ownership of black bodies both online and in real life.
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 was previously Trainee Director at the Royal Court and is now a Literary Associate. She directed Dismantle This Room and has assisted on Inside Bitch (& Clean Break), Poet in da Corner, One For Sorrow, Instructions for Correct Assembly and Girls & Boys.
seven methods of killing kylie jenner is part of the Royal Court’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme, supported by Jerwood Arts.
Jasmine Lee-Jones in Conversation | Thu 25 Jul 6.15pm
An opportunity for audience members to ask questions about writing for the stage, and to get a copy of the playtext signed. Free event – no booking required. (Samuel French Bookshop)
Black Looks: Visions of the Black Femme Form | Thu 25 Jul 9.30pm-11.30pm
Come down and celebrate Jasmine Lee-Jones’ new play with an exhibition of the black femme form created by artists of colour including Araba Aduah, Sarita Osei-Tutu, Monae Robinson and Lyra Vega.
Free event – no booking required. (Royal Court Bar & Kitchen)
The night will be accompanied by a DJ and 15% off drinks on offer to all. It will be a celebration of black artists and an opportunity to network with other creatives.
Young Court in Conversation: seven methods of killing kylie jenner | Sat 27 Jul 12pm-1.30pm
Led by the Royal Court Young Agitators, the gathering is a chance to meet new people and share your thoughts and experiences of the play. The event is free but ticketed. (The Site, Royal Court Theatre)
Come as prepared as you like, with questions for the room or just listen and respond. We only ask that you have seen (or read) the play prior to the event to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.
The event is free but ticketed – BOOK HERE
"Fresh, young, real and exceptionally woke."
Broadway World | Cindy Marcolina Read full review
"It's a star-making production from top to bottom."
The Upcoming | Connor Campbell Read full review
"S2g, u should go and see it rn."
Morning Star | Mayer Wakefield Read full review
"Lee-Jones's writing is genuinely hilarious."
Time Out | Alice Saville Read full review
"The most impressive debut in years."
i News | Aleks Sierz Read full review
"In short, it slays."
The Times | Sam Marlowe Read full review
"Milli Bhatia’s muscular production cleverly distinguishes between real life and the Twittersphere."
Metro | John Nathan Read full review
"It's rare to see a play that feels so precisely timely in both its writing and execution."
The Stage | Rosemary Waugh Read full review
"This play is why every single theatre needs to be commissioning young black womxn."
Exeunt | Emily Davis Read full review
"Urgent, inventive and funny, and showcases firecracker performances from its two actors..."
Evening Standard | Nick Curtis
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Mon – Sat: 7.45pm (except 8 Jul 7pm)
Thu & Sat mats: 3pm (from 11 Jul)
Captioned: Fri 19 Jul, Fri 26 Jul 7.45pm
Relaxed Environment: Sat 20 Jul, 3pm | Find out more
Running time: 1hr and 20 mins (approx)
Smoke, haze and strobe lighting feature in the production.
Herbal cigarettes are smoked in the performance.
Emotive content in productions
Age Guidance: 14+
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