The Effect

Melbourne Theatre Company presents 'The Effect'

Dates: 16 Aug 2014 - 27 Sep 2014

Address: Southbank Theatre, 140 Southbank Blvd, Southbank, Victoria 3006

Phone: 03 8688 0800  


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Melbourne Theatre Company presents, Lucy Prebble's provocative, award-winning new play has wowed London critics, raising fascinating questions about the true nature of happiness in our overly medicated age.

Love can blossom in the most unexpected places, even in a drug trial clinic. It's here that two test volunteers, unemployed drifter Tristan and psychology student Connie, dutifully take their anti-depressant medication under the scientific gaze of Dr James. When Tristan and Connie fall for each other, their happiness seems the most natural thing in the world. But what if the chemistry between them is only a side-effect of the drug they're taking?

Directed by Leticia Cáceres, 'The Effect' stars Sigrid Thornton in her long-awaited return to the Melbourne Theatre Company stage, alongside Nathaniel Dean and Zahra Newman. This astonishing play explores our pill-popping culture, our love of being in love, and what's real in a world where millions are living in a chemically controlled reality.

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