I feel I should announce something many have missed from Jane Robins and Julie Burchill’s debut play People Like Us; it is broad, very very broad, and all the better for it.
The cast of five does a decent enough job with the material in People Like Us, but there’s no hiding the fact that this is essentially one big, self-congratulatory dig at the Remain camp and everyone in it.
Mike Leigh’s genius was to offer Abigail’s Party to audiences who roared with laughter without recognising themselves on the stage. Julie Burchill and Jane Robins may have pulled off the same trick with People Like Us.
People Like Us, a debut play from the writing partnership of Julie Burchill and Jane Robins, upends the politically correct canards that have stifled decent debate in the capital for years.
It honestly doesn’t let up. At all. After an Edinburgh-focused August, and a ‘keep myself busy at all costs’ September (mostly to avoid the hell that is rush hour transport), October has rolled in, bursting at the seams because there is too much to do.
As Brexit remains headline news across the country, People Like Us, a new comedy from writers Julie Burchill and Jane Robins, examines how this polarisation of political opinion has cut a swathe through friendships and families.