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The marvellous Alphabetti Theatre has gone from strength to strength in becoming one of the city’s premier venues for performances of all disciplines, being just as glorious a DIY venue as an all-out theatre. It’s the kind of space in which envelope-pushing, unorthodox performances can thrive. With that in mind, it’s the perfect environment for Person Spec which, despite being ‘theatre’ on paper, is far, far from your typical production.

In fact, it isn’t even a production. It’s a job interview. And you, if you choose to attend, will be part of deciding the latest recruit for an exciting new job opportunity with Zantion Recruitment agency, who seek to allow their candidates to become the “CEO of their own lives”. It certainly sounds like more fun than being on the receiving end of it, and (forgive me for shattering the illusion) it almost certainly will make for a compelling and thoroughly entertaining send-up of the dreary, dehumanising, excruciating drudgery of the recruitment process which, in my eyes, hasn’t been savaged enough in the grand pantheon of modern satire. An interactive and unconventional production such as this will thrive in a space as equally unique as Alphabetti’s, so don’t pass on it!

Person Spec is at Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle from Tuesday 28th February-Saturday 18th March.

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