Tom, a charming Yankee recruiter comes to an unspecified English town and falls in love with the conference centre manager, Julia. But what exactly is he recruiting for? Why does everyone who joins never return, and what’s on the other side of the door he ushers them through? When Julia starts to get interested in joining Tom tries to do everything to dissuade her, but who is he protecting and what exactly are the benefits of becoming a recruit? An existential love story that asks questions of who we are, what we want from life and whether we’re getting it, The Recruitment Officer is a remodelling of the 1706 play by George Farquhar, The Recruiting Officer.