The Effect

by Lucy Prebble, directed by Tony Kennick

In a radical departure from our usual amateur dramatic fare, Midland Players entered the world of adult drama with their production of 'THE EFFECT', written by Lucy Prebble. This acclaimed modern work tackled serious issues with humour and sensitivity, asking if there really is any such thing as love, or if science has now proved that to be no more than chemical exchanges taking place in the brain.

When two young people agree to take part in the trial of a new anti-depressant drug, can they trust the powerful attraction they feel toward each other, or even the truth of what they are being told by the two scientists conducting the trial? - themselves a former couple, whose feelings are unexpectedly put to the test!

This was one of our 'projects' shows, which we perform in venues away from the University Drama Studio. For this show we performed at:

  • 27th May 2022 at Crookes Social Club

  • 17th June 2022 at The Venue, Stocksbridge

  • 15th & 16th July 2022 at The Playhouse, Chapel en le Frith


Cast & Crew

Connie Hall - Ruth Jepson.

Tristan Frey - Elliott Dale-Hughes

Dr. Lorna James - Emma Portus

Dr. Toby Sealey - Nigel Harper

Director - Tony Kennick

Production - Tony Kennick & Sam Islam