Starts 1 August 2023
A major new revival of acclaimed play The Effect by Lucy Prebble (Succession) is coming to the National Theatre starring Paapa Essiedu and Taylor Russell.
Lucy Prebble’s funny and intimate examination of love and ethics will be directed by Jamie Lloyd (Cyrano de Bergerac, A Doll’s House).
The cast includes rising stars Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You, The Capture) as Tristan and Taylor Russell (Bones and All) as Connie.
The Effect will play in the Lyttelton theatre at the National Theatre from 1 August 2023.
What's the story of The Effect?
Hearts and minds racing, Connie and Tristan are falling for each other fast. But is their sudden and intoxicating chemistry real, or a side effect of a new antidepressant? As two
young volunteers in a clinical drug trial, their romance poses startling dilemmas for the supervising doctors.
Who is in the cast of The Effect?
Paapa Essiedu stars as Tristan and Taylor Russell as Connie.
Further casting to be announced.
Who are the creative team of The Effect?
Directed by Jamie Lloyd with set and costume designer Soutra Gilmour, lighting designer Jon Clark, composer Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante, sound designer George Dennis, movement directors Sarah Golding and Yukiko Masui (SAY), , fight director Kate Waters, intimacy co-ordinator Ingrid Mackinnon and casting director Alastair Coomer CDG.
Venue InformationNational Theatre - Lyttelton Theatre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
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