“What gets me through is knowing I took this pain, and saved all of you from suffering the same.”

Effie’s life spirals through a mess of drink, drugs and drama every night, and a hangover worse than death the next day – untill one night gives her the chance to be something more.

Inspired by the enduring Greek myth, Gary Owen’s powerful drama drives home the high price people pay for society’s shortcomings. Effie will break your heart.

UK Theatre Award-winner – Best New Play 2015

“Rachel O’Riordan’s superlative production never once lets it drop the pace…it feels like the start of a revolution.”
The Guardian

“Melville’s performance is a cocktail of passion, emotion and utter fearlessness.”
The Reviews Hub

Audience Reactions

“If you are only going to see one play this decade, make it this one. It was the best performance I have seen in a long time. I will be going back for a second viewing. Brilliant.”

“What an incredibly powerful moving piece of drama. I was gripped from start to finish. Would highly recommend going to see it.”

“Never been so affected by a piece of theatre. Bravo.”


Rachel O’Riordan Director

Date Time Venue Notes Prices Booking

The DOOR at The REP

  • Address: Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP
  • The REP’s smallest auditorium. The DOOR seats 140 people. Wheelchair seating is available at the front.

    A highly intimate space, The DOOR has been dedicated to new plays since 1998 and has seen many world premieres!

    Because entry to the auditorium stands on the very edge of the performance space, absolutely no latecomers can be admitted to shows in The DOOR!

  • Box Office: 0121 236 4455
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