Tristan and Connie are two paid volunteers who are trialling a new anti-depressant, observed by two doctors who are tracking their behaviour.
The Effect is an engaging, moving, thought-provoking play which examines love, depression and neuro-science and asks what makes us who we are. If our emotions are altered by chemicals does that make them less real? Do we become less of an expression of who we are?
Lucy Prebble's acclaimed play premiered at The Cottesloe Theatre in November 2012, starring Billie Piper and Jonjo O’Neill.
Auditions, at PAT, are on Sunday 31st May at 6pm and Monday 1st June at 7.30pm. We are looking for actors to play the following parts.
Connie: (Playing age 25-35) A psychology student. Intelligent, engaging, challenging. Knows where she is going with her life.
Tristian: (Playing age 25-35) A drifter. Funny, energetic, boisterous, flirty. Takes life as it comes.
Dr Lorna James: (Playing age 40-50) Leading the trial. Experienced, committed, tense.
Dr Toby Sealey: (Playing age 40-50) Works for a large pharmaceutical company. Determined, self- assured, charismatic.
Rehearsals will start mid-June and performances will take place in the Antony Bridges Studio from September 1st to September 5th.
For more information contact the director Emily Fellows on email@example.com
We will be using a slightly revised edition of the script, that will be provided for rehearsals. For audition purposes there is a published edition available to read in the office, or it can be purchased via amazon and all good bookshops.