Smoking Ban

Performed by Kate Goodfellow (immediately below)  Best Female Performer Brighton Fringe 2014 for Smoking Ban

Written & Directed by Jonathan Brown


In 2014 Jonathan Brown, worked with Kate to create a new one-woman show, Smoking Ban, set in the high-powered world of tobacco marketing.

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?

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!”

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!”

“Playwright Jonathan Brown delivers a masterclass here, confidently spinning numerous seemingly-disconnected threads before slowly drawing them together again. It’s tightly-scripted, tightly-plotted and filled with layers of meaning.” 4 stars, Fringe Guru, Brighton Fringe 2014 ”

Kate Goodfellow – Best Female Performer Brighton Fringe 2014 for Smoking Ban

Highly Recommended Show (Fringe Review 2014)

4 Stars! (Broadway Baby 2014)

4 Stars! (Fringe Guru 2014)

4 Stars! (Three Weeks 2014 Edinburgh)

Smoking Ban