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The Real Ones

“I love you. Like genuinely I love you. You’re a real one.”

Best friends Zaid and Neelam shared a dream: get away, make it as playwrights, build a future where they're free to be themselves. Together, always.

Years later, things are far from what they expected. Zaid’s life has kinda stalled, half out the closet, living at home and still chasing the dream. While Neelam’s has taken a completely different path, as she chooses to prioritise her own happiness.

As their lives pull further apart and a mess of things left unsaid hangs between them, it becomes less and less clear if they’ll ever find a way back to each other.

The Real Ones is a funny and honest love letter to platonic soulmates. The world premiere production comes from the team behind the Olivier Award-winning sensation, The P Word, reuniting writer Waleed Akthar and director Anthony Simpson Pike.

Praise for The P Word:
WINNER Olivier Award, Achievement in Affiliate Theatre
★★★★★ “Tremendous. Devastating. Plays like this are rare.” Time Out
★★★★ “Irresistible. Bewitches with hope, romance and heart.” Guardian

Assisted performances
Relaxed: Saturday 21 September 2024 at 2:30pm & Thursday 10 October 2024 at 7:30pm.
Captioned: Thursday 26 September 2024 at 7:30pm & Saturday 5 October 2024 at 2:30pm
Audio Described: Saturday 28 September 2024 at 2:30pm & Thursday 3 October 2024 at 7:30pm.

Age Restrictions

Ages 14+.

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Fri 6th September 2024 until Sat 19th October 2024.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

7.30pm

Tue

7.30pm

Wed

7.30pm

Thu

-

Fri

7.30pm

Sat

2.30pm
7.30pm

Sun

-

Bush Theatre Details

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Circle And Hammersmith And City

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Shepherd Bush

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: No

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Bush Theatre Location

7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ
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The Real Ones

Bush Theatre, London

Running until: Sat 19th October 2024