The King's School in Macclesfield


    King's Production of DNA

    King's Production of DNA

    King’s Theatre Production 2019

    Drama Hall in 6th Form Centre

    Tuesday 12th – Friday 15th February – 7.30


    DNA – by Dennis Kelly


    DNA is a poignant and, sometimes, viciously funny tale with a very dark heart.

    Adam is gone, presumed dead. He was last seen teetering on the grille of a deep, disused shaft, a group of bullying teenagers throwing stones at him. They may all be guilty, but they have no intention of getting caught. They have their futures to consider. Fortunately, help is at hand in the form of Phil, an eccentric teenage criminal mastermind who may be a genius or a psychopath, and who comes up with the solution to their little problem that ensures it's the perfect crime.

    Or is it? Dennis Kelly’s short, sharp shocker of a play cleverly piles on the twists, as guilt and madness work their poison on group dynamics. It doesn't matter that the plotting is improbable, because Kelly's sharp, reflective writing gets inside the characters' heads. This is a jet-black comedy that lays bare the way that self-interest, peer pressure and an inability to really connect and empathise with others leads to a creeping corruption, as the kids become more and more determined to get away with murder.

    Suitable for 13 year olds an upwards


    Performances are in the Drama Hall in the 6th Form Centre

    Dates: Tuesday 12th – Friday 15th February 2019

    Tickets are available on Parent Pay at a cost of £8

    (For staff and general public, please contact the Foundation Office on: 01625260000)

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