Something Underground's SMOKING BAN Plays Brighton Fringe, Now thru 5/31
At this May's Brighton Fringe, award-winning writer / director Jonathan Brown, and international performer Kate Goodfellow are collaborating to create a new one-woman show, Smoking Ban, set in the high-powered world of tobacco marketing. Presented by Something Underground Theatre Company.
So... the new "Smoking in cars with children in" Ban is becoming a reality. Whatever your stance... Smoking Ban will stir your embers and get you in the hot seat.
Smoking Ban centres around Carol, Health & Science Officer at Anglo American Tobacco, and asks... What happens when the Smoking Ban goes all the way... to The Top?
Writer Brown says, "Imagine. You work at the UK headquarters of Ciggy Central, and you've just got to be seen to be a loyal user of the product and puff away happily throughout the building or be held with deep suspicion. But then, The Ban kicks in, the building is forced to go "smoke-free" and all that loyalty goes, literally, out the window!" Brown goes on, "Torn between her loyalty to the company and to the primal stirrings deep inside her from a denied First Nation Heritage, Carol plays both sides..... until Jerry, MD of the company (and her Tuesday morning shag) calls her into his office to ask her why she's not been... inhaling!"
Something Underground Theatre Company, who in 2012 Won the Best New Play Award at The Brighton Fringe have created another funny, profound and thought-provoking play where high-powered profiteering clash with Native American traditions and rites.
Something Underground Theatre have been racking up the Brighton Fringe Awards lately, with Best New Play in 2012, Best Male Performer in 2013, Best New Play shortlist 2013, Best Female Performer nomination 2013, and Best Male Performer nomination 2007
And they're not stopping there. Smoking Ban is just one of three women-focussed plays from Something Underground in this year's Fringe. "The Last Lunch" and "Betsy: Wisdom of a Brighton Whore", also play at the Friend Meeting House. You can see them separately, but you can also get a great discount ticket to see all three! AND on the opening night (15th May), tickets are only £5 / £4 (concs)
Brighton Fringe dates: 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th, 31st May
Venue: Friends' Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton
Individual Show Price: £10 / £8 (concs) or £20 for all three.