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"Everyone's scared"

Claudia Barrie directs a revival of a successful 2017 Sydney Fringe Festival production of Dennis Kelly's powerful depiction of adolescent pecking orders.

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DNA

Date: 5 Mar 2018

Dennis Kelly’s play takes a hard look at adolescent pecking orders.

Lowest of the low in this particular schoolyard group is Adam, a kid from a deprived background, who Kelly hints, will do anything to be in with the in-crowd.

Order him to do something dangerous or self-abasing and he’ll do it.

Eventually, at the head of an abandoned mine shaft, playtime turns nasty and it’s up to emerging criminal mastermind Phil to engineer a complex cover-up to explain Adam’s disappearance.

Normally an outsider, Phil quietly relishes his new-found leadership status, but with so many involved in the plot, managing this spiral of self-replicating falsehoods becomes ever more difficult.

Claudia Barrie directs a revival of a successful 2017 Sydney Fringe Festival production. The cast includes Millie Samuels, Bardiya McKinnon, Jess-Belle Keogh, Liam Nunan and Jeremi Campese.

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