The Effect

Lucy Prebble

The Effect


Contemporary play about the faces of love and depression

The new SND building, Studio
Two young people meet, and all of a sudden, it happens. They fall in love. Somewhat forbidden and quite unexpected. Are we witnessing a new love cure breakthrough? Or are they real feelings? Maybe this is just a side effect.
A contemporary tragicomic play about fatal love and grief arising in surprising circumstances. A love story in the world of science. A tale of grief in the world of medicine.
Side effects with a proper amount of irony, laughter, and tenderness: A modern myth about Tristan and Isolde and the things we are willing to sacrifice for love.
The play by an award-winning British author Lucy Prebble explores the limits of science and ethics, as well as of our own emotions. The drama won the Critics' Circle Award for Best Play in the UK in 2012.
Running time: 2 hrs 20 mins with one interval
Première January 26, 2019
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Production Team

Translation Zuzana Dzurindová
Stage Director Alena Weisel Lelková
Stage Design Marija Havran
Costumes Design Marija Havran
Videoart Alex Zelina