Casting for the production playing at the Union Theatre from the 2nd October has been confirmed.
How far would you go to save your closest friendships from being washed away by the tide of history? This is the question the five members of a London book group – pompous Lothario Ralph, judgemental minx Stacey, self-righteous coquette Clemence, thirsty straight-shooter Frances and rosy-spectacled scapegoat Will – must ask themselves when the fight for the future of Europe becomes a domestic battleground of secrets and lies as the personal and the political, the sexual and the sectarian, clash and implode.
Casting for Ben De Wynter’s production is set to include: Kamaal Hussain, Marine Andre, Sarah Toogood, Gemma Germaince and Paul Giddings.
Revealing how politics and Brexit have taken over conversations, Emmy-winning writer Julie Burchill (Sugar Rush; Ambition) and acclaimed journalist and writer Jane Robins (Rebel Queen; White Bodies) bring the world premiere of their debut play People Like Us to the Union Theatre.
Although it was written in support of the Leave campaign, People Like Us will provide an argument for both sides of the debate. Talking about the play 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.”
Meanwhile, Jane Robins added: “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 to the 20th October. For more information visit: http://www.uniontheatre.biz/people-like-us.html.