Theatre and Comedy

Put That in Your Pipe and Smoke It


Etcetera Theatre at The Oxford Arms, Camden


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Put That in Your Pipe and Smoke It

Two brief, but hilarious plays with tragic characters you’ll love

As part of the Pay Nothing Play Anything Festival, this particular performance is an homage to Anton Chekhov and his good humour. The first called ‘On The Harmful Effects of Tobacco’ finds a man unravel a tragicomedic account of his relationship with his wife and daughters. From the play, ‘I myself smoke, but my wife sent me here today to lecture you on the harmful effects of tobacco’. You get the gist. The second called ‘The Bear’ condenses human nature into a single triumphant act. Examine how close anger and passion is and the strange facet of the human condition. And while this all may not make perfect sense now, just know that you’ll be in for an acting treat. General admission, face value £8.50.

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