Anneke Bonnema, Hans Petter Dahl (of Needcompany et al.) and Robert Steijn (of Frans Poelstra et al.) together make up L&O Amsterdam. Their productions steer between spoken theatre and performance. In Not the real thing they ask themselves how real a purely imagined world can be. Not the real thing is ‘like a pastoral’ and is set ‘in a field located above the tree line’.