Hello Kitty Must Die at Edinburgh Fringe ★★★★
A feminist Sex in the City style murder romp, destroying submissive female Asian stereotypes.
An oddball treat of powerhouse performance from a talented ensemble of Asian-American women. The show goes from bitchy romcom to serial killer chic in a flash, and the audience here for it.
Initially it all seems a little distant from the show’s Hello Kitty title – parents take note, this is not a kids show! But ultimately the music is on-point and performances funny and punk.
Angela S Choi’s twisty novel, which the show is based on, feels like it belongs in the Gone Girl and Fifty Shades of Gray universe, with a healthy & hilarious dash of Crazy Rich Asians. Sami Ma gives an unstoppable and pitch-perfect performance leading us through the pacy story., while the supporting cast around Sami is incredible – it feels like a true on-stage sisterhood that the audience are invited to be part of.
The show feels very off-Broadway in that it’s polished, fierce and ready to blow the tired Asian female stereotypes out of the water.
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