Our Next Show
The Effect by Lucy Prebble
Midland Players are exceedingly excited to announce that our next show will be The Effect by Lucy Prebble, directed by Tony Kennick. This is one of our 'Project' shows, generally performed in smaller venues, and something of a departure from the usual amateur dramatic fare, tackling serious issues with humour and sensitivity. It contains references to mental illness, and sexual language and actions - we would suggest is it not suitable for children under the age of 14, especially if unaccompanied.
Two participants are recruited for the trial of a new drug. A doctor joins the staff of a pharmaceutical company. From seeming simple starting point, we explore humanity, depression, love and guilt. Written by Lucy Prebble (Enron, I Hate Suzie, Destiny and Succession), one of Britain’s most exciting writers for stage and screen, this play opens up fundamental questions in the gap between the contemporary scientific understanding we have of the brain and the emotions it governs.