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In the darkness of the night, we all have our secrets…

A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, panic and cover things up. But when they find their misfiring practical joke uniting them, what’s the point of putting things right?

DNA is a modern day black comedy with a dark heart. It was first performed at the National Theatre in 2007. Written by Dennis Kelly (Utopia, Pulling and Matilda the Musical), this explosive tale of a group of misfits at the edge of society is directed by Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Rope, The Crucible) and performed by The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama undergraduates from the BA (Hons) Acting CDT course.

‘Short, sharp shocker of a play’
The Guardian

Age guidance 13+


Schools Workshop Days
Performance workshops in your school and backstage workshops at the theatre are available for this show. Contact for further information.

Young Changemakers Under 26 Event

Our Young Changemakers group have organised a networking and workshop session for exclusively under 26s. This under 26s event takes place from 5.30pm on Saturday 9 February and is open to the general public. Tickets are £5 and provide access to the workshop, ticket entry to see DNA at 7.30pm, and the Q&A afterwards. Use the code YOUNGCHANGEMAKER when booking. Booking in advanced is recommended.

Thanks to Jelizaveta Sezgejeva for creating the artwork, all the other competition entrants and Nana Brew, Programme Manager Art at Havering College. A display of all the entrants’ work will be exhibited during the run of DNA.


7 - 14 Feb 2019


Various times - see below


£14 | £8 Under 26s (+65p QNew Transformation Fee)

Running Time

75 Minutes


Main House

Cast + Creatives

By Dennis Kelly
Director Douglas Rintoul
Designer Natalie Jackson
Lighting Designer Stephen Pemble
Sound Designer Jack Baxter
Assistant Director Sarah Mayhew

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