The Real Deal


The Real Deal

22 Nov 2018


£13, £11 concessions

Unreserved seating

Off West End Awards’ Most Promising New Playwright of 2018, Katie Bonna, performs a brand new piece of comic story-telling written especially for the Perception Festival.

Anna works for Kapow – or The Alexander McQueen Of Kids’ Birthday Party Companies, as her boss insists she call it. She spends her days pandering to the needs of wealthy parents, punctuated by the occasional violent fantasy about her housemates, strangers on the tube and anyone else who looks vaguely content. Anna is not living her best life.

After her recent, life-exploding heartbreak she has hit an all-time low.

Until she meets Justine. Justine is the real deal.

It’s hard to woo the woman of your dreams whilst impersonating a goblin. But, stuck in a world of make believe, Anna discovers that what she truly wants is something real.

The Real Deal is a darkly comic piece of story-telling, exploring isolation, hope and pretending to be a monster when you’re 37 years old.

Directed by Gemma Arrowsmith (writer on: Tracey Ullman’s Show, Tracey Breaks The News, Newsjack, The Now Show)



“A riveting, funny and discomfiting hour”

Evening Standard on All The Things I Lied About



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“Moving, potent and personal”

The Stage on All The Things I Lied About


“Revelatory and ultimately life-affirming”

Edinburgh Reporter on All The Things I Lied About