My Sister Is Missing
15 June 2023
The King’s Head Theatre
4.0 out of 5.0 stars
My Sister Is Missing, at the King’s Head Theatre, is a true crime mystery musical from a neurodivergent perspective.
Basil Plaint feels lost and worried when their sister goes missing. No one has seen or heard from her in weeks. The police seem entirely disinterested, so they decide to do some sleuthing of their own to discover evidence and find out what happened to their sister.
Starting off as a mystery show, My Sister Is Missing is a surprisingly upbeat musical with many funny moments, while it delves into the problems faced by neurodivergent people in a world built for neurotypical people.
Basil jumps to conclusions, keeps getting sidelined by the people they interact with, but keeps digging to find out what happened and whether their beloved sister is safe.
It’s a very touching story that definitely deserves a larger audience. There aren’t many plays out there that represent neurospicy flavours well, and this one really goes hard! With charming songs that examine Basil’s perspective on the world, and many examples of how society hasn’t quite figured out how best to deal with neurodiversity, it’s an interesting story with a brilliant ending. I absolutely loved this show.