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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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 week period. Especially since I am prone to depression, so all the things happening and all the theories clicked with me. For a play that supports the validity of the heart’s affections, it often seems strangely cerebral; and there is a certain structural neatness about the way Tristan’s instinctive ardour is matched by Lorna’s own longstanding depression.

There is a wiry tenseness to Hille that makes her confession of the character’s depression totally plausible. James–a clinical psychologist tasked with administering and obser Lucy Prebble’s The Effect advertises itself as a “clinical romance. An all-female Julius Caesar has just hit the stage, but it’s a rarity in theatre.

There are moments that seem out of character, and a few scenes that could use some dusting, but the overall message of the play packs a punch. This is all just you. And Goodman-Hill has the right mix of assurance and guilt that comes from a man who believes that antidepressants are a universal cure-all.

I mostly had an issue with formatting, which resulted in me having to reread some scenes again to get a proper handle on the physical positioning effdct the characters, but perhaps that’s because I’m not used to reading plays.


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How do we know we are feeling? Great play around an increasingly topical issue. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Mar 05, Nina rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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 week period.

Kiwi Sarah rated it it was amazing Feb 18, H ow do you follow a big hit? James ripping apart a brainthat has been deleted from the revised script! Spies, assassins and strip clubs: I mean, why am I here? This title is currently restricted in London, please contact the Licensing Department for further details. Books by Lucy Prebble. A range of commentators express their views on the many directions the new leader could take Britain, for better or worse.


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We currently support the following browsers: Additional Info The Effect is a clinical romance. It is the hit that transformed British theatre. The whole plot to the play was pretty good, and I liked the way you see the relationship develop from the beginning. Lucy Prebble Miriam Buether reviews.

There’s a very good scene at the end involving the two doctors running the trial but although the characters evolved, I never really cared for them.

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On my radar On my radar: The visionary historian, author of two dazzling bestsellers on the state of mankind, takes questions from Lucy Prebble, Arianna Huffington, Esther Thhe and a selection of our readers.

She thought it would be worthy of discussing in a psychology class. No trivia or quizzes yet. I found it interesting, but I could see what 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.


What they are not sure of is whether their newfound passion is instinctive or a byproduct of dopamine. Nov 11, Steven rated it really liked it Shelves: Prebble uses the situation to explore some big questions mostly articulated in the debates between the two doctors.

A profound, and funny, play about love, depression and selfhood, winner of the Critics’ Circl https: I actually read this 5 years ago when it first came out, but this reread was impelled by the fact I am seeing a local SF effeft in a week, and wanted a refresher prior to that.

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Or is it just side effects? Prebble really researches and the range of her subjects suggests she will have a long theatrical life.

You really never yhe know. Jun 17, Ted Crosby rated it really liked it. Is it okay to feel? What of ourselves and our complex psychology do we know, and if we are wrong, how will posterity understand the ways in which we understood or misunderstood ourselves?

A Murder Is Announced. But at least the play is questioning and profoundly wary of what Steven Poole in the programme calls the idea that neuroscience “has a right to become the ultimate arbiter of any human activity”.

Two young volunteers, Tristan and Connie, agree to take part in a clinical drug trial. It’s an absorbing, if slightly diagrammatic, drama immaculately directed by Rupert Goold in a joint production between Headlong and the National Theatre.