The Effect

A new play by Lucy Prebble

A co-production with Headlong

The Effect

The Effect

Love is double blind.

A clinical romance from the writer of ENRON. This funny and moving new play explores questions of sanity, neurology and the limits of medicine.

Director Rupert Goold reunites with designer Miriam Buether following their production of Earthquakes in London to deliver a vibrant theatrical exploration into the human brain via the heart.

Visit the Microsite to learn more about the science and the inspiration behind The Effect.

Captioned performances  Tue 5 Feb at 7.30pm
Please note: If you wish to book please email boxoffice@nationaltheatre.org.uk

Suitable for 15yrs+. Contains nudity and sexual references.

 
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