The Effect, a play by Lucy Prebble (creator of Secret Diary of a Call Girl and ENRON), tells the tale of two young volunteers, Tristan and Connie. They both volunteer for a clinical drug trial, with the odd side effect of both of them gaining a sense of attraction for each other. As a result, the trial is quickly thrown off-course, leading to a lot of frustration from the clinicians.
Be prepared for a surprisingly human play that not only explores the concept of physical attraction, but also questions concerning sanity, neurology and loyalty throughout.
Directors James Beaumont and Lewis Israel said “We are so thrilled to be able to show audiences what our cast have achieved, and cannot wait to present a night full of intrigue and fascination, as well as showcase our actors abilities.” Count us in for this performance.
So when, and where, can you see The Effect? The show is exclusively perfoming at the Volcano Theatre from 28th February until 1st March. Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start and with tickets starting from £9 on the 28th February and £10 on 1st March, it appears to be a great value night out.
Tickets are available to purchase on the door, or pre-book via Shoreline Theatre’s Students Union page
by Carys Svendsen