Lucy Prebble The Effect is a clinical romance. Two young The Effect was Prebble’s first play after the critical and commercial success achieved by Enron. The Effect has ratings and 22 reviews. Laura said: From BBC Radio 3 – Drama on 3:by Lucy ng Jessie Buckley, Christine Entwisle, Damie. The Effect. by Lucy Prebble. Full Length Play, Drama / 2m, 2f. “a scintillating exploration of the clash between scientific advance and human impulse” Financial.

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I mean, why am I here? The Effect is a four-hander that hopscotches confidently across themes of neurology, psychopharmacology, depression, love and guilt. On my radar On my radar: Connie elected to do this since she is majoring in psychology. Prebble uses the situation to explore some big questions mostly articulated in the debates between the two doctors.

Lists with This Book. I attended the production of “The Effect” at the Cottesloe Theatre in London, and I absolutely fell in love to the point where Edfect ended up seeing it a second time within a three week period. Open Preview See a Problem?

The Effect

Great play around an increasingly topical issue. Love from a Stranger. You’re on a placebo, Tristan. A new discovery for science and art: I loved every second of it. Succumbing to the gravitational pull of attraction and love, however, Tristan and Connie manage to throw the trial off-course, much to the frustration of the clinicians involved.

The Effect is an astonishingly rich and rewarding play, as intelligent as it is deeply felt. It is definitely not a feel-good play, nor one that you should experience if you are deeply triggered by situations dealing with depression and other mental illness. Five British playwrights up for Susan Smith Blackburn prize. Lucy Prebble’s The Effect advertises itself as a “clinical romance.


Order by newest oldest recommendations. The piece is also beautifully staged by Goold in a Miriam Buether set that turns the Cottesloe into a clinical institution filled with beige banquettes.

While this play is conceptually intriguing, I find it moderately underwhelming, especially when compared to the amazing plays I’ve read recently. How do we know we are feeling? She thought it would be worthy of discussing in a psychology class. Jan 11, Sophie Maria rated it really liked it. This is a thought provoking play. Prebble’s setting is a posh clinic where paid volunteers take part in pharmaceutical drug trials. There are moments that seem out of character, and a few scenes that could use some dusting, but the overall message of the play packs a punch.

Prbble really never truly know. The Effect confirms her as one of the most intelligent voices in British theatre. Levi brown rated it really liked it Sep 28, Tristan, another college student, has done similar research before is primarily doing it for the money.

We currently support the following browsers: The Effect moves you to thought, sometimes to strong feeling. It’s certainly a nice idea for a play but it never really resonated with me and felt a little licy long.

Two young volunteers, Tristan and Connie, agree to take part in a clinical drug trial.

Sign in to your Samuel French account. Described in the Financial Times as ‘a scintillating exploration of the clash between scientific advance and human impulse’, the world premiere, co-produced by Headlong, was performed at the National Theatre’s Cottesloe Theatre from November —Februarystarring Billie Piper and Jonjo O’Neill.


The material is complex but always accessible, the drama serious and informative yet deeply human, with the odd jolt of piercing humour. Damien Molony Dr Toby Sealey The ending is poignant and I still remember it perfectly to this day, two years later; our exact words when exiting the theatre were “well, I’m about 10 degrees sadder”.

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Lorna takes the opposite view: But, escaping Lorna’s policing, Tristan and Connie start to fall in love. Charles Ives Take Me Home.

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So when they start to feel attracted to each other, can they really trust how they feel?