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Coke up as actors drop spliff.

A CHARACTER in a Fringe play has switched from a smoke to coke to beat the lighting up ban.

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.

TICKET sales for the Festival have hit pounds 2million, two weeks earlier than last year.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 14, 2006
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