by Lucy Prebble (Spring 2015)
All the symptoms of real love
Following the critical and popular success of their productions of Iron and Outlying Islands, award-winning Firebrand produced the Scottish premiere of an unconventional and moving love story: a sexy, funny, and thought-provoking exploration of the limits of medicine in today’s pill-popping culture.
Connie is a psychology student. Tristan is a charming drifter. Both have signed up to a clinical trial for a new antidepressant super-drug. Sealed off from the outside world, the attraction between them turns into deeper feelings as their doses get stronger. They’ve been warned of side effects – can they trust their feelings, or is this just a chemical romance?
“An astonishingly rich and rewarding play, as intelligent as it is deeply felt.” ***** Daily Telegraph
riveting…superb” The Guardian
“Impressive…outstanding performances” The Scotsman
“Dynamic staging and energetic performances…thoroughly entertaining and beautifully balanced” TV Bomb