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The Effect

By Lucy Prebble
Tuesday 1st - Saturday 5th September
7.45pm, Antony Bridges Studio

Two paid volunteers, one drug trial. Can you tell the difference between who you are and a side effect?

Drifter Tristan and psychology student Connie couldn’t be more dissimilar. Monitored by two experienced psychiatrists they are thrown into new worlds. But are they really in control? Do they really understand who they are and what to trust? 

Raising questions about love, depression and the limits of science, this thrilling and thought-provoking play premiered at the National Theatre in 2012, starring Billie Piper and Jonjo O’Neill.

What makes The Effect so special, is that as well as being a play of ideas, it is also deeply moving, both in its depiction of the giddy wonder of love, and also in its account of the terrifying wasteland of depression itself. The Effect is an astonishingly rich and rewarding play, as intelligent as it is deeply felt.” – The Telegraph

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