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
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
available on Parent Pay at a cost of £8
(For staff and
general public, please contact the Foundation Office on: 01625260000)