‘Take a fly, put him in a snuff box. It will die… probably from nervous exhaustion.’
Ivan, who is not a professor, is instructed by his wife to give a lecture on the harmful effects of tobacco, even though he himself is only a small smoker. This is a hilarious and deeply poignant journey of a man trying to be heard for the first time. Following sold-out, critically acclaimed seasons at both the Baxter Theatre and the GrahamstownNational Arts Festival (2014 and 2015), Tobacco, and the Harmful Effects Thereof has just returned from a highly successful run at theAmsterdam Fringe Festival 2015, as part of the Best of Fringe programme.
Tobacco, and the Harmful Effects Thereof is presented by Fortune Cookie Company and is written byWilliam Harding and Sylvaine Strike, with direction by Sylvaine Strike. Starring Andrew Buckland andToni Morkel, Tobacco, and the Harmful Effects Thereof will show at the Barney Simon Theatre from 10 February to 6 March 2016.