Lakeside Arts
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Lakeside Arts
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Monday 20 February, 7:30pm , 1:30pm & 7:30pm
Djanogly Theatre

Theatre & Dance
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£15 (£12 concession)
£9 restricted view

Monday 20 February 7.30pm Tuesday 21 February 1.30pm & 7.30pm *MONDAY PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT* Suitable for 13+ Running time: 70 mins approx. Review from The Guardian A compelling thriller by award winning writer Dennis Kelly Directed and Designed by Anthony Banks (National Theatre) A group of teenagers 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? First performed at the National Theatre in 2007, this startling new play is fast becoming a contemporary-classic with young audiences and has recently become a core set-text on the GCSE English syllabus, studied by 400,000 students nationwide each year. This brand new touring production directed by the National Theatre’s Anthony Banks features a cutting-edge design & soundtrack and an exciting cast of young actors. "Punchy without being preachy; tackles moral issues without moralising - Dennis Kelly offers a witty take on the dark side of group mentality." Independent POST SHOW EVENT: Theatre Review, Interpretation and Evaluation for a GCSE and AS Theatre Review. Using key explorative strategies and the elements of drama, DNA is a performance that your students will want to write about and, through the post show lecture, be further supported to achieve the higher mark bands. Read an article about Dennis Kelly, the writer, in The Telegraph The Guardian reviews DNA What's on Stage reviews DNA