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by Lucy Prebble

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


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

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.


This funny, moving and perhaps surprisingly human play explores questions of sanity, neurology and the limits of medicine, alongside ideas of fate, loyalty and the inevitability of physical attraction.

2.5 hours with 1 interval. Adult themes, Sexual content, Coarse Language, Strobe.
14th March is a preview for schools audiences. If you are a school and want to book, email


This production is a part of IONS - Our early-mid career artist Program.

Find out more.

MARCH 15 - 23

'An astonishingly rich and rewarding play, as intelligent as it is deeply felt.'
Daily Telegraph (UK)

“It’s the kind of theatre that lives with you, turning over in the mind long after.”
—The Stage

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