Lucy Prebble The Effect is a clinical romance. Two young The Effect was Prebble’s first play after the critical and commercial success achieved by Enron. The Effect has ratings and 22 reviews. Laura said: From BBC Radio 3 – Drama on 3:by Lucy ng Jessie Buckley, Christine Entwisle, Damie. The Effect. by Lucy Prebble. Full Length Play, Drama / 2m, 2f. “a scintillating exploration of the clash between scientific advance and human impulse” Financial.

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Jul 11, John rated it liked it Shelves: James’ question, however, addresses a central concern at the play’s core: 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. A Murder Is Announced. Want to Read saving…. The Effect moves you to thought, sometimes to strong feeling.

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Lcuy found it interesting, but I could see effcet was coming from a long way off unfortunately, the only bit I didn’t expect was for Tristan to go into an almost vegetable state, I expected him to die at the end, so that was a pleasant surprise.

Mar 05, Nina rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is all just you. Feb 25, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: The Effect is an astonishingly rich and rewarding play, as intelligent as it is deeply felt.

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The ending is poignant and I still I attended the production of “The Effect” at the Cottesloe Theatre in London, and I absolutely fell in love to the point where I ended up seeing it a second time within a three prebble period.


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View all 3 comments. Jessica rated it liked it Jun 13, There’s a very good scene at the end involving the effext doctors running the trial but although the characters evolved, I never really cared for them.

Spies, assassins and strip clubs: Theatre is the traditional training ground for TV and cinema writing, so how do dramatists make the leap? Jonjo O’Neill is equally good as the volatile Tristan, who is randy, funny and disobedient, even if I found it difficult to believe that the character’s susceptibility to seizure wouldn’t have been checked in advance.

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Five British playwrights up for Susan Smith Blackburn prize. How do we know we are feeling? The material is complex but always accessible, the drama serious and informative yet deeply human, with the odd jolt of piercing humour. I am really interested in psychology, so this was right up my alley.

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The Effect by Lucy Prebble

The Effect is a four-hander that hopscotches confidently across themes of neurology, psychopharmacology, depression, love and guilt. I like some of the character dynamics; the tension and dialogue was certainly the relatable type. One thing I enjoy though is the conversation the play has regarding depression, chemical imbalances, and the efficacy of anti-depressants.


Tristan and Connie are subjects in a research experiment determining the effectiveness of a new anti-depressant luy. The Effect – review 4 out of 5 stars. It is published here in the Modern Classics series alongside an introduction by Miriam Gillinson. Dec 17, Daniel rated it liked it Shelves: On approval, you will either be sent the print copy of the book, or you will receive a further email containing the link to allow you to download your eBook.

Or is it just side effects? It is the hit that transformed British theatre. This website uses cookies to improve user experience. National directors past, present and future vie for Evening Standard award. But is it true love, because of the drug or because they’re confined at close quarters?

James–a clinical psychologist tasked with administering and obser Lucy Prebble’s The Effect advertises itself as a “clinical romance. Lorna takes the opposite view: Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Effect moves you to thought, sometimes to strong feeling. This funny, moving and effecg surprisingly effct play explores questions of sanity, neurology and the limits of medicine, alongside ideas of fate, loyalty and the inevitability of physical attraction.

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