ISBN: 9781783191390
Binding: PaperBack

The Boss of It All

Lars von Trier, Jack McNamara


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.

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ISBN13 9781783191390
Binding PaperBack


‘A glorious platter of comedy and theatre’ – Younger Theater

‘The interplay between the politics of two seemingly opposite arenas is seamless and a testament to McNamara's skill as he fuses them neatly together.’ – What’s on Stage

‘The film transfers nimbly to the stage – not least because it is, at its heart, concerned with theatricality and play-making, and the many roles we are forced to play in corporate life.’ – Time Out

‘A witty intellectual game.’ – British Theatre Guide

‘Linguistic mix-ups are a staple of comedy, but even this cliché has been refreshed in McNamara’s script.’ - Exeunt