Tracy

Workplace drama can become pretty intense. There’s competition, romance, team building activities, promotions and middle management, all in balance along with getting on with the actual job. Tracy provides a very relatable yet totally hilarious piece for anyone who has ever worked in retail, hospitality, or any type of middle management, as part of a target-driven work force.

With a nonsensically take-no-nonsense attitude Tracy will worm its way into your heart

A position has opened upstairs for a new Head of Sales and Tracey wants the job. She has been beaten to it before, but this time it’s surely hers. She is the team leader of a small group of dedicated staff who are willing to follow her every demand. She is a tough woman ready for anything and will not let the awful Lucy from next door stand in her way. Through a fantastically funny team building game i.e extensive hide and seek, and a nonsensically take-no-nonsense attitude Tracy will worm its way into your heart.

The performers are spot on in their portrayal of a petty workplace. Each actor pulling constant laughter from the audience. There is never a dull moment, and a guaranteed giggle at the end of every line. The production itself isn’t particularly clever or ground-breaking but simply unadulterated fun. At times the plot feels a little samey but the actors ensure that the energy doesn’t drop. Despite how ridiculous and over-the-top the characters and situations are, they still have a core that is oddly familiar. We’ve probably all met a Tracy. Well written and delivered with impeccable timing and skill, Tracy truly embraces the Fringe spirit with its own unique relatable yet absurd brand of comedy. 

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The Blurb

A brutal comedy about a hard-ass woman out for world domination in the form of a supermarket promotion. Group leader Tracy spearheads her sales team who aid and abet her in the lifelong quest for perfection on the shop floor. Tracy's done with middle management. Screw the price drops. Bollocks to the targets. Her faithful sidekicks help her to climb the supermarket ladder while Tracy's arch-enemy Lucy sticks her trolley in. Everyone thinks Lucy should do one. Finding incisive hilarity in the crushing boredom of bureaucratic life, Tracy is the office comedy for the millennial generation. Supermarkets are brutal.