“If this is it and there’s nothing more, we’ve done good. There isn’t a single thing that can touch us.”
Gary and Nicky have been together since school. Gary’s going for a promotion so he can get his family out of their council flat and give Nicky everything she deserves. It’s Friday and they’re having a party with their family and closest friends. What could possibly go wrong? Set amidst a contemporary British community, this unflinching new play asks how it’s possible to get on when the odds are stacked against you.
“It’s a good place. Keep watching and one day it’ll be ours.”
Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti has written extensively for stage, screen and radio. Her work includes Khandan (Royal Court), Elephant, Behzti/Dishonour (Birmingham Rep), the latter won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Director Michael Buffong is Artistic Director of Talawa Theatre.
"It's impossible not to be floored by the sheer power of this playwright's gut-wrenching prose" - WhatsOnStage - ★★★★★
"This is the Royal Court at its best, giving us an uncompromisingly honest account of multicultural modern Britain." - The Guardian - ★★★★
"Superbly acted and ferociously gripping" - The Times - ★★★★
“Makes you scrutinise your prejudices and laugh out loud.” - The Daily Telegraph - ★★★★
A Kind of People will perform on 18-Jan-2020.
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