Coke up as actors drop spliff.
In previous productions he lit a joint on stage. But at Edinburgh's C Venue he has to act snorting cocaine.
The switch to a class A drug has been made by the cast of Tom Stoppard play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
Director Ben Waring said a key characteristic of Rosencrantz and the reason for his erratic behaviour is down to constant cannabis smoking.
He said of the ban: "It is the loss of liberty that is most disappointing."
Last week Mel Smith backed down over a threat to defy the ban in his stage portrayal of cigar-toting PM Winston Churchill.
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