King’s Sixth Form actors will hope to
get away with murder in the jet-black psychological comedy ‘DNA’ by revered
modern master Dennis Kelly.
action revolves around a group of teenagers who try to cover up what they think
has been a murder among their group, only eventually to find they were mistaken
but at what cost to their knowledge of themselves and one another.
It is a
short, sharp shocker of a play that cleverly piles on the twists, as guilt and
madness work their poison on the group dynamics.
Head of Drama Donald Forbes said: “It is a fascinating study of how young
people will defend themselves and avoid reality. It is very sparse and
psychologically menacing, but not without its moments of black humour and it
gives our young actors some powerful dialogue and action to work with.”
The production in the King’s Sixth Form
Drama Centre runs from Tuesday 12 February to Friday 15 February and tickets
are priced at £8 (available on ParentPay or via 01625 260000).
from left to right are students Ciara Allen, Harry Pinches, James McCall
(seated) Harry Collett, Harry Wallace and Fiona Beeston.