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Who Murdered My Cat? (Roann Hassani McCloskey)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2022

Roann Hassani McCloskey promises a murder mystery and delivers home truths about growing up as a mixed-heritage queer woman. Her audaciously honest storytelling is peppered with hilariously vivid impressions of parents, Barbies and bullies. It’s late in the hour when comedic nostalgia unravels into an investigation into how memories shape identity, and it’s a little too late: the complexity of coming out as a lesbian (having previously identified as “half gay”) is under-explored. With slightly more focus and fewer narrative threads, there could be space for deeper nuance, and more dramatic tension. The script is refreshingly untethered, and the cheery conversational tone allows for spontaneous audience connections, but the key to this show’s charm is in the richly descriptive child’s-eye-view of 90s Wembley.

Assembly George Square, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bizz Holmes]