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Drama Tuesday 25 - Thursday 27 September

A Play With Fire production supported by Oldham Coliseum Theatre

The Effect

Two young volunteers, Tristan and Connie, agree to take part in a clinical drug trial. Succumbing to the gravitational pull of attraction and love, however, Tristan and Connie manage to throw the trial off-course, much to the frustration of the clinicians involved. This funny, moving and perhaps surprisingly human play explores questions of sanity, neurology and the limits of medicine, alongside ideas of fate, loyalty and the inevitability of physical attraction.

Tickets £16
Concessions £12
Under 26s £7 (limited availability)

Starting with a 7pm pre-show performance
Wild Things Drama
The Price

Wild Things Drama runs performing arts classes for young people and has schools in Oldham, Manchester and Denshaw. Wild Things aims to provide inclusive drama education for young people to study at their own pace, and understands that everyone learns differently.

Included in your ticket, this specially devised 15 minute response to 'The Effect' is called "The Price", directed by Lily Bills, a member of Wild Things, and will be performed prior to the performance all three nights at 7pm.


Production Information:

Directed by Jake Murray

Designed by Louis Price

Lighting Designer Adam Murdoch

Written by Lucy Prebble

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"A solid production of a play worth seeing" - British Theatre Guide

"Lots of twists and turns, plenty of serious debate, funny at times, fascinating and finally very moving" - Manchester Theatre Awards


Daniel Bradford
Robin Kingsland
Dr Toby
Elaine McNicol
Karen Winchester