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Making Great Theatre Since 1948 Previous Productions: The Witches Previous Productions: The Herbal Bed Previous Productions: Flare Path Previous Productions: Hedda Gabler

Making Great Theatre Since 1948

Making great theatre since 1948 - come and join our community! That "funny little house on the corner" of Bromley Road houses a fantastic amateur theatre group, producing up to 15 See details

Previous Productions: The Witches

The Witches by Roald Dahl, adapted by David Wood. Directed by Alex Horner and Emma Berryman. "This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches."  'Real witches' - not the See details

Previous Productions: The Herbal Bed

The Herbal Bed by Peter Whelan, directed by Mike Darbon.  King James I is on the throne, the Church of England, as now, is riven with argument and while the veteran See details

Previous Productions: Flare Path

Flare Path by Terence Rattigan, directed by Fleur Buckley  "What I say is, there's a war on, and things have got to be a bit different, and we've just got to get See details

Previous Productions: Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Christopher Hampton. Directed by Jonathan Evans Newly married Hedda, daughter to the late General Gabler, returns from her long honeymoon. Dreading a future of stultifying See details

The Effect: Auditions PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 May 2016 00:00

by Lucy Prebbleposter-the-effect3

Directed by: Jane Lobb

Audition Dates: Sunday 5th June - 6pm, Tuesday 7th June – 8pm

Performance dates: 26th September to 1st October 2016

"You're on a placebo, Tristan. Least I've got an excuse. She told me: you're nothing, you're a control. This is all just you."

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.

Following on from the critical and commercial success of Enron, The Effect is the latest play from Lucy Prebble. It was co-produced by Headlong and was performed at the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre in February 2013.

Prebble's setting is a posh clinic where paid volunteers take part in pharmaceutical drug trials. We meet two of the guinea pigs: Tristan - boisterously flirty - and Connie, a bright psychology student.

As they take ever stronger dosages, they are closely monitored by a psychiatrist, Lorna, who is herself being supervised by another doctor, Toby, with whom she enjoys an edgily tense relationship. But, escaping Lorna's policing, Tristan and Connie start to fall in love. What they are not sure of is whether their new found passion is instinctive or a by-product of dopamine.



Dr Lorna James - playing ages late 30s - early 50s
Dr Toby Sealey - playing ages late 30s - early 50s
Connie Hall - playing ages 20s
Tristan Frey - playing ages late 20s to mid-30s


For copies of the script, please contact Emma Kerby-Evans, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 07941 673801

Children's Theatre Production: Revue PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 May 2016 00:00



 Devised and Produced by Emma Berryman & Fiona Vail


Bayley Berryman
Cooper Berryman
Eve Battley
Rose Battley
Tara Bhatnagar
Sam Clark
Stan Clark
George Farrell
Max Farrell
Jasper Gee
Sabrina Giampieri-Smith
Libby Hyde
Raven Jones
Monica Rutherford
Henry Seamons
Isla Taylor
Owen Thomas
Katie Wilks
Lauren Wilks