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The Boss Of It All (New Perspectives)

By | Published on Thursday 22 August 2013

Adapted from a film by Lars Von Trier, ‘The Boss Of It All’ feels like it’s right at home here on the stage. From the proscenium arch formed by the office lights, to the socialist storyline exploring power over others, this is a perfect homage to the original masters of the farce genre. An out of work actor is hired by a cowardly boss to be the president of an IT company, so the boss can save face with his employees before selling to a malevolent buyer. With transcendent power shifts and superb performances, this is a show I have run out of superlatives for. So instead I’m just going to say: see it.

Assembly Roxy, until 26 Aug, 4.15pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Christopher Spring]