Sydney Theatre Company’s latest play explores the seemingly irreconcilable concepts of love and neuroscience.

TitledThe Effect, two young volunteers – psychology student Connie and unemployed layabout Tristan – sign up for a pharmaceutical drug test, trialling the effects of a new anti-depressant. As the doses become stronger the volunteers become increasingly infatuated with one another, struggling to understand whether their feelings are natural or drug-induced.

The play premiered to critical acclaim in 2012 at London’s National Theatre, and this year will premiere in Brisbane in June before coming to the Sydney Theatre Company in July.

The Effect is opening at the Sydney Theatre Company on Saturday July 12 at 8pm. Tickets are from $50.

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