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? DNA is a poignant and, sometimes, hilarious tale with a very dark heart.
A contemporary play for younger people, DNA opened at the National Theatre in February 2008
Will Farnaby is travelling in the Far East as a journalist and business contact for an oil and newspaper magnate. A sudden squall shipwrecks him on Pala, the fabled island no reporter has ever visited. Here he discovers a kind and happy people who enjoy equality without the stifling of initiative.