John McGrath

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The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil review – buoyant revival of a Scottish classic
John McGrath’s 1973 play uses ceilidhs and hoedowns to tell the shocking tale of the exploitation of Scotland’s natural resources

Michael Billington

21, May, 2019 @1:45 PM

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The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil review – a superb revival
John McGrath’s influential play about the history of the Highlands lives up to expectations

Clare Brennan

11, Sep, 2016 @6:00 AM

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Game-changing theatre: how John McGrath did it slowly but surely

Mark Fisher: Theatremakers don't become game-changers overnight. And a rare revival of John McGrath's 1966 play Events While Guarding the Bofors Gun is a reminder of a playwright who would go on to shape theatre in Scotland to this day

Mark Fisher

28, May, 2012 @11:18 AM

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Events While Guarding the Bofors Gun – review
What's impressive in this superb revival about the futility of our so-called military preparedness is how many interwoven conflicts John McGrath's play contains, writes Michael Billington

Michael Billington

28, May, 2012 @11:08 AM

Hyperlynx, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Michael Billington

17, Aug, 2002 @1:20 AM

John McGrath's death is great loss to political theatre

John McGrath, founder of the 7:84 theatre company, inspired some of the biggest names in British culture. But does his death spell the end of the political play? Brian Logan investigates.

Brian Logan

15, May, 2002 @4:24 PM

Letters: If you've got it, flaunt it
It was unusual for John McGrath to be lost for words (Obituary, January 24). But, with an unexpected arrival of funding, 7:84 Theatre Company was once able to buy a brand new Mercedes van.

26, Jan, 2002 @1:55 AM

Obituary: John McGrath

His socialist beliefs were at the core of a prolific career in which he never lost his passion for popular theatre that addresses serious issues

Michael Billington

24, Jan, 2002 @2:03 AM

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