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Headlong Theatre to extend The Effect!

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Long after the show has closed, success still surrounds it; The Effect now adds


nominationsto itaccolades;
Best Actress: Billie Piper and
Best Supporting Actress: Anastasia Hille

This was a petition for the National Theatre to stream their co-production with Headlong of 'The Effect' by Lucy Prebblish and starring the critically acclaimed British actress, Billie Piper alongside Jonjo O'Neill, Anastasia Hille and Tom Goodman-Hill. However, since the show has finished and there's rumours of a possible extension to the West End it is now for this to happen. The production received rave reviews, several awards including the Critics Circle Choice for Best New Play and a 4 month run of completely sold out shows. The undersigned hereby request that the show is extended, or is in some way made more accessible for audiences; a DVD, more shows, cinema streaming etc.

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Below are just some of the outstanding reviews that The Effect has received so far:

'Billie Piper, an actress with an amazing ability to tap into deep and apparently entirely spontaneous emotion, is simply superb... Piper is astonishing'

★★★★★ - The Telegraph

'Together, they (Billie Piper and Jonjo O'Neill) create an intensive, stimulating and moving evening in what might well be the best new play of the year'

★★★★★ - The Arts Desk

'Billie Piper really does give an absolute dour de force; her range of emotions really is quite extraordinary'

★★★★★ - BBC Front Row

'O’Neill and Piper provide an intense contrast and is also grounded in passion. This is the best new play of the year'

★★★★★ - The Stage

'Rupert Goold's thoughtful production is lit up by scintillating performances; Billie Piper and Jonjo O'Neill are thrillingly good... a profound and stirring play'

★★★★★ - The Evening Standard

This petition has been far more successful than I originally thought it would be - clearly you all share the same passion for such a masterful play to be seen - and has even been mentioned by Telegraph editor Damian Thompson in his blog/review on The Effect in which he calls the play ''a magnificent piece of work with more to say about our future than any number of more overtly political plays'.


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