The Tobacco Merchant’s Lawyer

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The Tobacco Merchant’s Lawyer

Following its acclaimed premier at Glasgow’s Oran Mor earlier in the year, Iain Heggie’s satirical insight into the moral dubiety of the merchant class in late-18th century Glasgow takes to the road by popular demand. The play has garnered particular praise for the inch-perfect, detailed performance by Benny Young in the role of prim and proper lawyer Enoch Dalmellington, who frets over the prophesies of Mistress Zapata, which includes the poor all having water closets and tobacco smoking being banned in public places.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow, until Sat 15 Nov, then touring.

The Tobacco Merchant's Lawyer

New work by celebrated playwright Iain Heggie, set in the world of the vulgar nouveau riche tobacco merchants of Victorian Glasgow.


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