The Effect by Lucy Prebble

The English Theatre Frankfurt, 21 February – 22 March 2020


“I can tell the difference between who I am and a side effect.”


The Effect is a clinical romance. Two young volunteers, Tristan and Connie, agree to take part in a clinical drug trial. 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. This funny, moving and perhaps surprisingly human play explores questions of sanity, neurology and the limits of medicine, alongside ideas of fate, loyalty and the inevitability of physical attraction.


Rebecca Calder, Chris Porter, Nathan Welsh, Rosie Wyatt

Director: Audrey Sheffield
Design: Anna Orton
Lighting Design: Prema Mehta
Sound Design: Anna Clock
Video Design: Ben Bull
Movement Director: Chi-San Howard
Fight Director: Bethan Clark
Casting: Marc Frankum