Auditions for The Effect

We are pleased to announce auditions during May for CTC’s Autumn show, The Effect by Lucy Prebble, directed by Carol Hayes.

Please note that we will be following all latest guidance on preventing the spread of COVID-19 and auditions, and possibly also early rehearsals, will be online. The deadline for applying is 20 April 2020. Read on for more details.

THE EFFECT BY LUCY PREBBLE

Overview

The Effect is a clinical romance. Two young volunteers, Tristan and Connie, agree to take part in a clinical drug trial for antidepressant medication. Succumbing to the gravitational pull of attraction they fall in love. But is it real love? Or the effect of the medication? Tristan and Connie manage to throw the trial off-course, much to the frustration of the doctors 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.

Cast
We are looking for people who are open-minded, flexible in their role and happy to embrace a rehearsal process which focuses on character development through traditional and non-traditional practices.

CONNIE – female, 22-30 yrs. Large lead role. No specific nationality/accent.
TRISTAN – male, 22-30 yrs. Large lead role. No specific nationality/accent.
DR JAMES – female, 35-55 yrs. Large supporting role.  No specific nationality/accent.
DR SCALEY – male, 35-55 yrs. Large supporting role.  No specific nationality/accent.
DOCTOR/PATIENT TEAM – this will be a group of around 5-8 taking on doctor or patient roles that will also function as front of house and stage hands. They will always be visible and working “in character”, with some minor speak roles.

Performance run
30th September – 10th October 2020.

Rehearsal period
May – September 2020.
Auditions will be online and rehearsals may also begin online, dependent on the latest COVID-19 guidance from authorities.

Auditions for Connie/Tristan/Dr James/Dr Scaley
Auditions will take place online throughout April.
Please complete the online application form by 20th April and include:

  • Name
  • Playing age
  • Role(s) you wish to apply for
  • Height
  • Previous experience

Auditions – Doctor/Patient Team
Auditions will take place in June in a workshop format (if permitted).
Please complete the online application form by 20th April and include:

  • Name
  • Playing age
  • Previous experience

About the author
Lucy Prebble is an award-winning writer for theatre and the stage. She most recently has been executive producer-writer for multi-award-winning TV series Succession. The Effect premiered at the National Theatre London in 2013 and received critical acclaim from both the theatre and mainstream press.

About the director
Carol Hayes has directed and produced theatre in Copenhagen, Edinburgh and Dublin. Her work in Copenhagen includes Fragile by David Greig, A Night At The End of The World with text by Samuel Beckett and Manwatching by anonymous. She also runs Assemble! – an international theatre collective in Copenhagen.