Playing at the Union Theatre from the 2nd October, Emmy-winning writer Julie Burchill (Sugar Rush; Ambition) and acclaimed journalist and writer Jane Robins’ (Rebel Queen; White Bodies) People Like Us will receive its world premiere production.
Talking about the news Julie Burchill said: “Brexit has fascinated me more than any other political phenomenon of recent decades – and having the chance to write this play with the brilliant Jane Robins has truly been the icing on the Victory Cake. As a hardcore Brexiteer, I’m extremely curious as to what will happen and very much hope that People Like Us will add to the lively discussion around this topic.”
Set in a North London book club, People Like Us follows five friends as they find themselves discussing the unavoidable topic of Brexit. In the two years since the vote to leave, endless discussion has all but eradicated any middle ground. What remains is opposing views and the arguments which have strained relationships between husband and wife, brother and sister, parent and child – and friends.
People Like Us examines how politics and Brexit have invaded conversations and asks the question – can we only ever really be friends with people like us?
Jane Robins commented: “Since Brexit, people seem to be dropping their friends with surprising alacrity. It’s not only the political arguments causing the damage – it’s also the thrill of condemnation and shunning, of pointing fingers at old friends and expelling them from your society. That’s our subject-matter – Julie and I have had tremendous fun with it.”
People Like Us will play at the Union Theatre from the 2nd-20th October. For more information visit: http://www.uniontheatre.biz/people-like-us.html.