Review: The Effect-The Other Room, Cardiff


‘How do we know what we’re feeling?’

More specifically,

‘How do we know if we’re in love?’

It’s a simple premise, two patients under a clinical trial believe they fall in love. But is it their own emotions, or the drugs talking – more importantly how much does that matter, if all emotions are chemical responses? Lucy Prebble’s 2012 play The Effect explores questions about how we think about mental health and just how little we understand about ourselves.

More at Miro Magazine 

Published by Emily Garside

Academic, journalist and playwright. My PhD was on theatrical responses to the AIDS epidemic, and I continue to write on Queer theatrical history. Professional nerd of all things theatre.

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