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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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 are 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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