A critically acclaimed, smart and fast-paced comedy about faked identities and explosive office politics, adapted from Lars von Trier’s cult classic film.
The boss of an IT company is secretly selling up. To save face he hires Kristoffer, an actor, to take the blame. Thrown in at the deep end, the hapless actor gets more than he bargained for. In an office of misfit staff, he faces an unexpected dilemma; to sell off the company or try and save his new-found friends.
Through 40 years of making and touring exceptional and original theatre, New Perspectives has established itself as the East Midlands national touring company. This is Jack McNamara’s first adaptation as the company’s Artistic Director.
Lars von Trier is a Danish film director and screenwriter. He is closely associated with the Dogme 95 collective—an avant-garde filmmaking movement—although his own films have taken a variety of approaches. His work has frequently divided critical opinion. His first publicly released film was the 1977 experimental short The Orchid Gardener and his first feature came seven years later with The Element of Crime (1984). Among many prizes, awards and nominations, he is the recipient of the Palme d'Or (for Dancer in the Dark), the Grand Prix, and the Prix du Jury at the Cannes Film Festival. Nymphomaniac Volumes I and II were released in 2014 to great acclaim.