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Royal Court Theatre, London4.719 reviews
A Kind of People by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti

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Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's A Kind of People Royal Court tickets on sale now at affordable prices!

The all-new play by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti is set to premiere at the Royal Court's Jerwood Theatre Downstairs for a strictly limited season. The Watford-born British Sikh writer is a frequent collaborator for the Royal Court Theatre and her last work for the venue, Khandan (Family), opened in Birmingham Rep and London theatreland back in 2014 to widespread critical acclaim and sell-out performances. Her latest work, A Kind of People, is set to take the indie West End theatre scene by storm.

What is Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's A Kind of People about?

It's a Friday night out in the sticks of the city and someone's holding a rager party. It may seem all fun and games, but somewhere someone's not having a good time. Nicky and Gary have been going steady since high school. Now Gary's up for a promotion so that he can finally lift his family out of their council housing and give Nicky everything he's ever wanted. Meanwhile, Mo and Anjum are accustomed to aiming high to achieve their goals and will stop at nothing to get what they want. Gary's sister Karen is unphased when it comes to fighting for what one believes in and would rather live her best life instead. And Mark...well, Mark is just there. Always. And let's not forget about the free-spirited Victoria, always wanting to dance with someone...  

Who is Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti?

Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti is a multi-award-nominated playwright and writer who has been shortlisted for such awards as the Asian Woman of Achievement Award, for which she has been nominated two times, the 2005 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her English-language play Behzti, the 2010 John Whiting Award for her Behzti follow-up play Behud (Beyond Belief), and the 2003 Race in the Media Award by the Commission for Racial Equality. She has also worked on a stage commission for the National Theatre and regularly writes for the Radio 4 drama serial, The Archers.

Meet Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti for her Post-Show Talk, The Big Idea, on Tuesday, 7 January 2020.

A special one-off Q&A event will take place following the performance of A Kind of People on 7 January 2020. You'll have the one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear the voice behind the work, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti. This event is free of charge for those holding a ticket to that night's performance.

Affordable tickets for Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's A Kind of People at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs available now!

Don't miss your chance to see the highly anticipated premiere of A Kind of People at the Royal Court Theatre this holiday season. Book your tickets for A Kind of People now while stocks last. Tickets for the performance on the night of the Post-Show Talk are subject to high demand! Book early to avoid disappointment!

Additional Information

Age restriction

To be confirmed.

Running time

To be confirmed.

Performance dates

5 December 2019 - 18 January 2020


Captioned performance on 8 & 15 Jan 2020 at 7.30pm. Audio described performance on 18 Jan 2020 at 2.30pm with touch tour at 1pm. Relaxed environment performance on 11 Jan at 2.30pm.

Venue Information

Royal Court TheatreSloane Square, London, SW1 8AS

Customer Reviews

19 reviews4.7

Tanya Harvey19th January

This was an absolutely excellent play, powerfully performed, which gripped the audience wholeheartedly through highs of joy and laughter to lows of shock and despair. I would definitely watch again.

Angela Heilmann18th January

This play was incredible. Amazing actors and a plot that just blows you away because it touches on subtle things in our society that we never speak about. Very emotional! Bravo to the witer, director,set designer and cast!!

Mr Lawer17th January

Some dialogue unclear, hence not able to follow the plot.

Ajeet Brar13th January

Absolutely amazing show! From start to finish it was an emotional rollercoaster giving life to the realities of multicultural Britain. I'd highly recommend - amazing work by the writer Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti!

Cyrille Quemin13th January

Very well written play. Very dynamic. You don't feel like it lasted 90mn. The actor are really really really good. The range of emotion they are able to make you feel is quite impressive. I do recommend it. The character and their demons are very relatable and not far fetched at all!

Miss M13th January

I thoroughly enjoyed this. I left thinking I would watch again. The female and male actors were brilliant. certainly food for thought. well done too the writer and everyone who played a part putting it together. awesome.

Mrs. Anne Stanfield11th January

Excellent - funny, sad, v thought provoking and audience who didn't have crisp packets rustling throughout!

Valerie9th January

Fabulous. Thought provoking. So many layers I'm still thinking about. Cast was brilliant too. Top notch

Celia Edwards9th January

Very Interesting and thought provoking play. Really well acted and each characters viewpoint very believable

Parul Patel9th January

A brilliant play-very appropriate for today’s audience Throughly enjoyed it Great acting and the stage was well planned

Diana8th January

A moving, thought provoking play with fine acting - especially by the female lead.

Afshan Ahmad6th January

Brilliant play! Profound and thought-provoking.