Kingdom’s performance is captivating whether you know much about Capote or not. For him, gossip is a type of power, and scandal is always delicious – even if you don’t know the people involved. Essentially, Kingdom’s depiction of Capote is one of a man who deigns to speak to us and yet is excruciatingly insecure. At times he comes across as a bored, bitchy boy, but really, he just ‘told the truth like every good child should’. This show is poignant because it never tries to be tragic: it is an acerbic account of the reality of celebrity.
- Miranda Fay Thomas