“Reality and artifice, real life and corporate shenanigans come under the microscope in Jack McNamara’s adaptation of Lars von Trier’s 2006 movie. It’s a comedy set in a Danish IT company where the boss has never admitted to the staff that he is the boss which allows him to blame an unseen power when the workers are affected by the decisions he makes. So, when he wishes to sell the company he hires an actor to play him during the negotiations. Originally seen in Edinburgh and at Soho this has been reimagined for Zoom and stars Josie Lawrence as Kristina, the female out of work actor hired by the real boss to pretend to be the boss of the company.”
A New Perspectives and Soho Theatre co-production
in association with Derby QUAD
presented by arrangement with Nordiska ApS, Copenhagen
For years the boss has tricked his staff into believing he is simply another co-worker. So when he needs a 'real' boss to help close the deal of a lifetime, he hires an actor to play the role. What could possibly go wrong?
New Perspectives' smash hit adaptation of Lars Von Trier's cult film is given a full digital makeover, in an outrageous comedy led by Josie Lawrence and Ross Armstrong, joined by a host of acclaimed actors and comedians.
For 5 live performances only you can switch on, sit back and zoom into the cut-throat world of work-from-home politics in a play that asks if leadership is ever any more than a performance.
Whimsical Lars von Trier workplace comedy 3 / 5 stars 3 out of 5 stars.
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