A Kind of People by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti Romero
(5 Dec – 18 Jan 2020)

Royal Court Theatre

A Kind of People by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Royal Court Theatre
A Kind of People by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Royal Court Theatre

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

Friday night 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…

Set amidst a contemporary British community, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti’s new play, directed by Michael Buffong, 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’s previous work at the Royal Court includes: Khandan. She has written extensively for stage, screen and radio. Her work includes ElephantBehzti/Dishonour (Birmingham Rep), the latter won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize; and the feature film Everywhere and Nowhere.

“Bhatti writes excellently…she also creates complex characters.” The Guardian

The Big Idea: Post-Show Talk | Tue 7 Jan
A Q&A event with writer Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti. This event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

NEED TO KNOW: A Kind of People is at Royal Court Theatre from 5 Dec to 18 Jan 2020 | BOOK TICKETS