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A compelling drama 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 2008, this startling 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.
"Dennis Kelly's cruel teaser of a play; Anthony Banks's snappy production sets the temperature at chilling."
The Sunday Times ★★★★
"From the detached, almost psychopathic ringleader (James Alexandrou) to the anxious twittering Leah (Leah Brotherhead) the cast are utterly convincing."
The Times ★★★★
'Dennis Kelly's short, sharp shocker of a play cleverly piles on the twists'
The Guardian ★★★★
'Tension so gripping you could almost taste it. Highly recommended'
What's On Stage ★★★★
'A remarkably enthralling and creepy evening'
'A thought-provoking thriller'
The Public Review
'Elaborately devised and darkly disturbing'
'Punchy without being preachy; tackles moral issues without moralising - Dennis Kelly offers a witty take on the dark side of group mentality'.
'Dennis Kelly takes us into the enclosed world of adolescent cruelty and shows he absolutely understands the dynamics of group panic'.
Michael Billington, The Guardian
|Tue 17 – Sat 28 Apr||Unicorn Theatre, London||020 7645 0560|
|Mon 30 Apr – Wed 2 May||Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough||01723 370541|
|Thu 3 & Fri 4 May||The Civic, Barnsley||01226 327000|
|Tue 8 & Wed 9 May||Watford Palace Theatre||01923 225671|
|Thu 10 – Sat 12 May||Tobacco Factory, Bristol||0117 902 0344|
|Mon 14 – Wed 16 May||The Egg, Theatre Royal Bath||01225 823409|
|Thu 17 – Sat 19 May||Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne||01323 412000|
|Mon 21 – Wed 23 May||Lyceum Theatre, Crewe||01270 686777|
|Thu 24 - Fri 25 May||Hawthorne Theatre, Welwyn Garden City||01707 357117|