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The Effect

8 January - 12 January

Tuesday 8th January – Monday 12th January 2019
The Lace Market Theatre

A clinical trial is under way for a new antidepressant. For psychiatrist Dr James and pharmacologist Dr Sealey, this is a rigorous scientific exercise in monitoring brain activity and behaviour. For the volunteers taking the drug, it’s easy cash in exchange for a few weeks away from the outside world. Lucy Prebble’s thoughtful and moving clinical drama blends psychology with humour and romance. What is causing the effect? Is it a natural attraction between two young lovers? Is it the drug shaping their moods and feelings? Or just a placebo effect? This amateur production of “The Effect” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

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