The Effect

Tue 24th – Sat 28th Nov 2015

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“I can tell the difference between who I am and a side effect.”

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The Dryden Society

SUMMARY

Four people are involved in a failed drugs trial for RLU37, a new anti-depressant created by the international corporate giant, Rauschen Pharmaceuticals. Doctors Toby and Lorna battle with the meaning of depression and the limits of medical science, as they administer the trial in an explosive professional partnership. Tristan and Connie, volunteers on the trial, soon develop a violent love for each other. But they are cannot get past one burning question: is their love ‘real’ or is it induced by the dopamine coursing their veins? Does it matter?

The Effect is a funny, passionate and moving depiction of modern medical science, depression and love.

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

'This is a provocative and challenging play ... it ends in an edgy gesture of good sense that made me feel like cheering.' - The Independent

Admission: £7(£6)

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