Anthony Banks | Theatre Director  

DNA by Dennis Kelly

National Tour 2012

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?

This startling new play is fast becoming a contemporary classic with young audiences and has recently become a core set-text for GCSE English.

Touring in 2012 to: Theatre Royal Plymouth, Rose Theatre Kingston, Sheffield Crucible, Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham, Curve Leicester, Wolsey Ipswich, North Wall Oxford, Salisbury Playhouse, Ashcroft Croydon, Hull Truck, Royal Exchange Manchester, Unicorn Theatre London, Stephen Joseph Scarborough, Watford Palace, Barnsley Civic, Brewery Tobacco Factory Bristol, Theatre Royal Bath.

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Anthony Banks's effective production: buzzy, jazzy yet with the simplicity of a Greek tragedy filtered through Skins. Murderously good fun.


Punchy without being preachy; tackles moral issues without moralising - Dennis Kelly offers a balefully witty take on the dark side of group mentality.



The Times

Anthony Banks's snappy production sets the temperature at chilling.

The Sunday Times