This House UK Tour

23rd Feb 2018 - 2nd Jun 2018

Book Tickets

Meek

31st Jul 2018 - 22nd Sep 2018

Book Tickets

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Press

The Evening Standard

★★★★★

by Henry Hitchings

'Rupert Goold’s thoughtful production is lit up by scintillating performances.'

The Arts Desk

★★★★★

by Aleks Sierz

'Together, they create an intensive, stimulating and moving evening in what might well be the best new play of the year.'

The Telegraph

★★★★★

by Charles Spencer

'The Effect is an astonishingly rich and rewarding play, as intelligent as it is deeply felt.'

Mail on Sunday

★★★★

by Georgina Brown

'the extraordinary highs and unbearable lows of love, as well as depression, are stunningly charted in four matchless performances'

The Observer

★★★★

by Susannah Clapp

'It is extraordinary that a condition characterised by withdrawal of energy should make such a dynamic piece of theatre.'

The Independent on Sunday

★★★★

by Kate Bassett

'witty one-liners, blazing rows and thought provoking questions'

The Sunday Times

★★★★

by Maxie Szalwinska

'A four-hander that hop-scotches confidently across themes of neurology, neuropharmacology, depression, love and guilt.'

Sunday Express

★★★★

by Julie Carpenter

'all four actors deliver credible, touching performances, bringing home the human element of the scientific debate'

The Guardian

★★★★

by Michael Billington

'immaculately directed and beautifully staged by Rupert Goold'

The Independent

★★★★

by Paul Taylor

'searingly well-performed'

The Times

★★★★

by Libby Purves

'Billie Piper is wonderful, body language perfect'

Financial Times

★★★★

by Sarah Hemming

'Lucy Prebble’s follow-up to "Enron" is a scintillating exploration of the clash between scientific advance and human impulse.'

Time Out

★★★★

by Andrzej Lukowski

'It tickles our cerebellums in the first half, before tugging expertly on whatever chunk of grey goo is responsible for emotions in the second.'

What’s On Stage

★★★★

by Michael Coveney

'Piper gets better every time I see her, and this performance is full of laughter and tears, great physical verve and vivacity, while O’Neill burns up the stage with an electrifying confidence and swagger'

The Observer

by Vanessa Thorpe

 Vanessa Thorpe on The Effect and the crumbling barrier between the 'two cultures' of science and art.

The Evening Standard

by Christian Koch

Christian Koch talks to some of London's human guinea pigs.

The Guardian

by Michael Billington

Michael Billington on The Effect as one of the year's best new plays.