the applicants

by Peter Albrechtsen

translated by Paul Russell Garrett

An enticing job advert is placed in the morning paper, drawing a throng of women to the company’s reception room. Personnel Manager Frederiksen has been given the impossible task of finding the perfect applicant for a job that every woman in the country is seemingly after.

The beleaguered interviewer soon finds himself barricaded in his office, caught between the raucous crowd of women and the gaping window, three stories up. With each applicant becoming more desperate than the last, will he somehow manage to find the right woman for the job?

The Applicants is an absurdist comedy, exploring what happens when the pressure of the job interview becomes too much for both applicant and manager.

2013 - 2015

UK and English language premiere

Original title:


: ensemble

Applicant 1 Trine Garrett
Applicant 2 Erica Chestnut (2013)
and Krzysia Balińska (2015)
Applicants 3 Camila França
Frederiksen Jason Denyer

: production team

Direction Camila França & Trine Garrett

Script editor Debbie White
Costume design Sara Pessoa

thanks to
LOST Theatre, Mill Co. Project and the team at the Rose Lipman Building. (2015)

Scott Williams, the Impulse Company, The Actors Centre and Cameron Slater Photography. (2013)

Presented by special arrangement with Hanne Vibeke, Kirsten and Henrik Albrechtsen.

Rose Lipman Building, 2015
Lost Theatre, 2015
The Actors Centre: John Thaw Studio, 2013