The Effect

The Effect

16 August — 20 September 2014

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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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Image: Jo Duck

Nathaniel Dean

Nathaniel Dean

Artwork for Kate Sulan

Kate Sulan

Artwork for Kate Davis

Kate Davis

Artwork for Damien Cooper

Damien Cooper

Chris More

Chris More

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William McInnes

THE SWEATS

THE SWEATS

Andrew Bailey

Andrew Bailey

Leticia Cáceres

Leticia Cáceres

Sigrid Thornton

Sigrid Thornton

Zahra Newman

Zahra Newman

Stephanie Lake

Stephanie Lake