A Kind of People

A Kind of People

“In this country, you go as far as they let you.”


Friday night on the fringes of the city and someone’s having a party. It seems like a laugh, but not everyone’s having fun.

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.

Anjum and Mo are used to aiming for the best. And doing whatever it takes to get it.

Gary’s sister Karen is more interested in having a life than fighting for any cause.

Mark is just…always there.

And Victoria, Victoria wants to dance with somebody…

Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti‘s new play, set amidst a contemporary British community, 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.”

Critic reviews

A difficult but necessary piece


Family tragedy is emotionally powerful but incomplete and unsatisfying

The Arts Desk

Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti’s play is lower-case political

The Upcoming

Fiercely relevant if frustrating exploration of multicultural Britain

The Stage

Race and relationships are the focus of Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti’s deeply moving drama that presents an honest picture of multi-cultural Britain

The Guardian

3 out of 5 stars Button-pushingly provocative new drama about race and class from Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti

Time Out

Knotty state-of-the-nation drama helps to understand our political crisis

Evening Standard

Makes you scrutinise your prejudices and laugh out loud

The Telegraph

A slick satirical comedy with sharp commentary on the violence and hatred that is afforded by our social structures and racial and cultural biases


Michael Buffong’s production keeps the drama full throttle but still pays attention to the fragile ties that bind and which are so easily severed

Lyn Gardner for Stagedoor

Michael Buffong’s staging is blisteringly acted

Financial Times

A fresh look at race and relationships

The Observer

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 5 Dec - Sat 18 Jan, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


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