The Effect

The Effect is a clinical romance. Two young volunteers agree to take part in a pharmaceutical drugs trial. This funny, moving play explores questions of sanity, neurology and the limits of medicine.

Play title: The Effect

Author (s): Lucy Prebble

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Date: 2012

Genre: Drama

Primary Discipline: Pharmacology/Medicine

Secondary Discipline:  Neurology

Scientist (s): Fictional

Source Texts: Unknown

Character Breakdown: 2 Male, 2 Female

Dr. Lorna James, Dr. Toby Sealey, Connie Hall and Tristan Frey

Setting: Laboratory

Time Period: Present Day

Synopsis of Play: The Effect is a clinical romance. Two young volunteers agree to take part in a pharmaceutical drugs trial. This funny, moving play explores questions of sanity, neurology and the limits of medicine, asking what makes us who we are and how we love. (Play text cover blurb, Bloomsbury Publishing)

First Performance Date: 6 November 2012

First Producer: National Theatre

Performance History: The Effect opened at the National Theatre, directed by Rupert Goold, and co-produced with Headlong on 13 November 2012.

Winner of Best New PLay, Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2012.

Links:

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/feb/26/the-effect-heart-of-hawick-lucy-prebble-review

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/21/theater/review-the-effect-about-falling-in-love-while-taking-antidepressants.html

https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/theater/dance/2017/06/19/gloucester-stage-compelling-the-effect-love-drug/Wv1CMP65F1HvFwuJ0fISOO/story.html

Entered by: Denise Gillman/ Brooke Sanders

The Effect by Lucy Prebble at The Cottesloe Theatre, National Theatre, Southbank, London, Great Britain. 12th November 2012
The Effect by Lucy Prebble at The Cottesloe Theatre, National Theatre, Southbank, London, Great Britain. 12th November 2012
The Effect by Lucy Prebble at The Cottesloe Theatre, National Theatre, Southbank, London, Great Britain. 12th November 2012

 

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