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Cardiff’s pub theatre The Other Room concludes LOVESICK season with Lucy Prebble’s The Effect     

Cardiff’s pub theatre The Other Room concludes LOVESICK season with Lucy Prebble’s The Effect Cardiff’s pub theatre The Other Room, located in Porter’s and winner of The Stage’s Fringe Theatre of the Year Award, concludes its Spring 2018 season LOVESICK with The Effect by Lucy Prebble.

The Effect by Lucy Prebble runs 24 April – 12 May, and is directed by Artistic Director of The Other Room Dan Jones. During a trial for a new pharmaceutical drug, Tristan and Connie fall madly in love, but soon realise that their feelings aren't necessarily their own. In an increasingly cynical world, can love be anything but a chemical signal in the brain? A deadly concoction of science and romance, this inventive play explores how our treatment of mental illness plays into our idea of self. The Effect’s cast comprises Hussina Raja, Nicola Reynolds, Neal McWilliams and Jams Thomas.

Dan Jones comments:

“I have always been acutely aware of my cynicism, and there’s no denying that I’m also a hopeless romantic. That’s what The Effect offers; it smashes these two seemingly contradictory ideas together within this experiment of love and sorrow. The Effect is also a sublime example of informed writing. It’s packed with heaps of facts and theories on depression and the human mind and thoroughly presents two opposing philosophies on how mental illness is treated. As well as the ethical and logical contemplations, The Effect still manages to move its reader. As a company we hope to produce a heartfelt, informative and stylish piece of theatre here in the Welsh capital.”

Tickets for The Other Room’s Spring 2018 season are available now from To keep updated on The Other Room, you can also follow the team on Twitter @TORtheatre and Facebook

Tue 24 Apr – Sat 12 May, 7.30pm
Produced by The Other Room
The Effect
By Lucy Prebble
Directed by Dan Jones

The Other Room at Porter’s, Cardiff
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The Other Room

The Other Room at Porter’s is Cardiff’s pub theatre. It was founded by Artistic Director Kate Wasserberg and Executive Director Bizzy Day in response to the exciting opportunity to develop an audience for drama in the heart of Cardiff. An intense, purpose-built space with 47 seats, The Other Room produces great modern plays and new work by and with Welsh, Wales-based and Wales-trained artists, and has fast established a reputation for quality and daring. The Other Room won Fringe Theatre of the Year at the 2016 Stage Awards and Best Production, Best Play, Best Director and Best Actor at the Welsh Theatre Awards for their opening season in 2015. The theatre was also shortlisted in the Arts category of the Cardiff Life Awards 2017. Most recently the theatre was shortlisted for the prestigious Peter Brook Empty Space Award. The Other Room is currently run by Artistic Director Dan Jones and Executive Director Bizzy Day.

Dan Jones – Director of The Effect and Artistic Director of The Other Room

Graduating from The University of Exeter, Dan trained at The Other Room as resident Trainee Director, where he later held the post of Associate Director. Dan is also Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Critical Ambition, Swansea.

Director credits include All But Gone, Constellation Street (The Other Room); BLINK (Critical Ambition, The Other Room and Volcano Theatre); The Man (Critical Ambition); Richard III (USWTSD).

Assistant Director credits include St Nicholas, The Dying of Today (The Other Room) Alix in Wundergarten (difficult|stage and The Other Room); All My Sons (Theatr Clwyd); King of the Sky (The Pontardawe Arts Centre).

Dan regularly directs as a part of Dirty Protest’s scratch nights; where he has directed various short plays by a whole host of Welsh / Wales-based writers.

Alongside co-director Chelsey Gillard, Dan directed the original production of Constellation Street by Matthew Bulgo, which accumulated many awards in the Wales Theatre Awards 2017, including ‘Best Design’, ‘Best Playwright’ and ‘Best Production’. Dan is an original recipient of the MGC Futures Bursary.  
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Alice Baynham
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