Sun 11th – Sat 17th Aug 2013


“Covering up a murder isn't child's play”





King's Players


The death was frankly a little inconvenient. A group of teenagers weave a bloody web of lies in a jet-black comedy by the multi-award-winning writer Dennis Kelly. It seems that covering up a murder isn’t child’s play.

A group of peculiar adolescents do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their otherwise fractious lives, where's the incentive to put things right? DNA is a poignant, and sometimes, hilarious tale with a very dark heart. Currently a GCSE set text, it has become a recognisable and much loved play. The writer Dennis Kelly, who has previously enjoyed remarkable Fringe success, is also growing considerably in fame. He is more recently best known for co-writing of BBC Three's sitcom "Pulling" with actress Sharon Horgan, and for co-writing "Matilda the Musical" with comedian Tim Minchin. Kelly was also a co-writer for the successful conspiracy thriller “Utopia” which debuted on Channel 4 in January 2013.

Funny and fresh, DNA is also tremendously touching, speaking out about the inability to truly connect whilst young and insecure. The younger audience will be able to relate, the older will be able to reminisce. The King’s Players’ production brings a fresh interpretation to this modern classic, complete with feisty original music.

Admission: £7.50(£6.50)

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