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Us and Them

The College production of “Us and Them” was performed at the end of the summer term 1977. “Us and Them” is a one-act play by David Campton and was written in 1972.

We currently have no programme notes or photographs for this production.

 The following is a review of the play (which was a double-bill with The Real Inspector Hound), which appeared in issue 4 of Blunderbuss.

"Us and Them" & "The Real Inspector Hound"

“A satirical double bill from the Drama Dept. constitutes their apres examen production, tinged with sadness at the realisation that the wealth of UVI talent is leaving, but also with hope at the wealth of V Year Talent which is here for another two years.

Us & Them is a popular production with schools maybe because the cast can be expanded or contracted at will. It is however far more difficult to perform in some ways than a "conventional" play. The dialogue (or should it be Polylogue?) requires accurate timing, which the all female cast handled creditably. Jeremy Hardy's Dickensian clerk there in the odd Philosophical truism from time to time. Paranoia and Xenophobia are common traits, however enlightened we may think ourselves; one gets the strange impression one is looking in a mirror.

Anyway - both plays are well worth seeing especially for only 20p. If you missed it it is your loss. Don't miss the next production.”