Jasmine Lee-Joness play follows an online battle about the Instagram star and tackles racism, misogyny and colourism
The lights are still dead when this play opens. A wrapped-up body is dragged on stage and dumped in a grave. This is not the outright murder it seems but the acting out of a digital fantasy. The imagined victim is the titular celebrity. Her virtual killer is Cleo (Danielle Vitalis), who has created a Twitterstorm with threatening messages suggesting ways to kill her (method 1: death by poison).
The reason she wants Jenner dead, Cleo tells her friend Kara (Tia Bannon), is because she has appropriated black womens beauty, wearing it as a costume for profit. Jenners cosmetic fillers may have brought large lips into fashion but when MAC Instagrammed a picture of a black model with lips of the same width she was called ugly.