Overview

Synopsis

Sigrid Thornton and William McInnes make their highly anticipated return to the MTC stage in this love story for the neuroscience age. Sexy, funny and thought-provoking, this much-raved-about work won the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best New Play.
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Reviews

4

A rich, challenging play that’s as moving as it is intelligent. See it. Now.

Herald Sun
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Synopsis

Lucy Prebble’s award-winning new play has wowed UK critics, raising fascinating questions about the mysteries of the mind and the true nature of love.

Connie is a young psychology student. Tristan, a dreamer from the wrong side of the tracks. When the pair meet as test volunteers in a major anti-depressant drug trial, an unlikely romance starts to blossom. But what if the chemistry between them is just a side effect of the drug they’re on? It’s up to psychiatrist Dr James (Sigrid Thornton) and her senior colleague Toby (William McInnes) to keep the trial from slipping dangerously off-track.

Prebble’s provocative new work, directed by Leticia Cáceres, sees Sigrid Thornton and William McInnes reunite for their long-awaited return to the MTC stage, alongside Nathaniel Dean and Zahra Newman. The Effect is a funny, intelligent and moving play of ideas, which promises to keep us thinking long after the curtain closes.

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Cast & Crew

Nathaniel Dean

Nathaniel Dean

Tristan

William McInnes

William McInnes

Dr Toby

Zahra Newman

Zahra Newman

Connie

Sigrid Thornton

Sigrid Thornton

Dr James

Andrew Bailey

Andrew Bailey

Set Designer

Kate Davis

Kate Davis

Costume Designer

Damien Cooper

Damien Cooper

Lighting Designer

Chris More

Chris More

Video Designer

Stephanie Lake

Stephanie Lake

Choreographer

Kate Sulan

Kate Sulan

Assistant Director

News & Reviews

Reviews

4

A rich, challenging play that’s as moving as it is intelligent. See it. Now.

Herald Sun

Made me feel like cheering.

The Independent

Utterly absorbing.

The Guardian
5
The Telegraph, London Evening Standard

Venues

Attendance Information

  • Recommended for 15 years and older
  • Contains coarse language, adult themes, partial nudity, sex scenes, discussion of depression, haze effects and the use of herbal cigarettes.
  • FM Hearing Systems are available for this production
Audi
Central Equity