The Menier Chocolate Factory has today announced the UK première of Jordi Galceran’s The Grönholm Method, a play based on the most exacting job interview of four candidates’ lives.
Set in the offices of a New York City Fortune 500 company, 4 unsuspecting candidates embark on a fiercely competitive job interview – one which will push their capacity to manipulate, lie and ‘play the game’ to get ahead in life.
The taut play – which premièred in Barcelona in 2003 to great critical acclaim – exposes the psychological depths people will go to in order to get what they want, and has added pertinence in our age of reality TV game shows and wide-reaching social media.
The Grönholm Method will be the UK directorial debut of BT McNicholl, the director of the national tour of the Broadway hit Cabaret. McNicholl has previously plied his trade on the creative team of a dozen Broadway plays and musicals (including the Tony-winning Spamalot and Billy Elliott), working alongside directors including Sam Mendes, Rob Marshall, James Lapine, Jerry Zaks, Stephen Daldry and David Hare.
The production is set to open at the Menier on 22 May, with previews from 10 May, and will run until 7 July. Tickets are available through the Menier Chocolate Factory website.