Beckenham Theatre Centre

Recent Productions

Passion Play - Aug 13 In Basildon - July 2013 The Witches - May 20113 The Herbal Bed - April 2013 Flare Path - March 2013

Passion Play - Aug 13

Passion PlayBy Peter Nichols Performance dates: Monday 12th – Saturday 17th August 2013 "Passion Play is brilliant.... On the surface, it's an old, old story: the happy marriage of a middle-aged couple, See details

In Basildon - July 2013

Performance dates: Monday 1st – Saturday 6th July @ 8PMBy David Eldridge "People always get the wrong idea about Essex, don't they?" Len's on his deathbed and the family gather to say See details

The Witches - May 20113

Performance dates: Monday 27th May – Saturday 1st June Please Note: There will be no performance on Tuesday 28th May, and on Saturday 1st June there will be a matinee at See details

The Herbal Bed - April 2013

Performance dates: Monday 29th April – Saturday 4th May @ 8PM By Peter Whelan King James I is on the throne, the Church of England, as now, is riven with argument and See details

Flare Path - March 2013

Flare Path by Terence Rattigan directed by Fleur Buckley Performance dates: Monday 18th – Saturday 23rd March @ 8.00pmBromley Theatre Guild Full-Length Play Festival Entry "What I say is, there's a war on, See details

DNA: Youth Theatre Production PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 25 May 2015 23:00

by Dennis Kelly
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Directed by Colleen Batson

This amateur production of "DNA" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

Tuesday 27th October to Saturday 31st October 2015 at 8.00pm

...When I was a kid I felt that parents and adults weren't anything to do with my world. We sorted out our own problems, often in a terrifying way, and I think Phil's actually trying to do something good...
-  Dennis Kelly, Daily Telegraph, 2012


A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. They find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their otherwise fractious lives; so when the cover-up implicates an innocent man, what's the incentive to put things right?

- 'DNA' is a poignant and, sometimes, hilarious tale with a very dark heart.

'DNA' is a play for young people originally performed at the National Theatre in the 'Connections' season of 2007. These plays are specifically written with teenagers in mind and this play is now a set text for GCSE students.

Dennis Kelly is now better known for co-writing the musical 'Matilda' with Tim Minchin, he has been writing and producing plays since 2003.

'DNA' is regularly performed by teenagers and is therefore suitable for anyone over 13. It does contain language and content which most teenagers are familiar with, and which their parents might consider adult.

Mark: Bayley Berryman
Jan: Flora Greening
Leah: Josephine Vail
Phil: Daniel Ryan
Lou: Lauren Poltera
John Tate: Joshua Williams-Ward
Danny: William Exford
Ricki: Issy Tambini
Cathy: Sabrina Gianpieri-Smith
Brian: Oliver Farrell
A Boy: Nicholas Weaks


Visitors to the show must be a member of BTC or a guest of a member, we are not allowed to sell tickets to the general public.