Play for Today: The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil
Members of the 7:84 (Scotland) Theatre Company / Fiction / English
The most famous work of McGrath's 7:84 Scotland Theatre Company, which created theatre about and for a working-class audience. The name of the company referred to a statistic published in the Economist that 84% of Britain's wealth was in the hands of 7% of the people. The play relates the history of Scotland from the Highland clearances to the effects of the development of North Sea oilfields. [PG]
Want more McGrath? This screening will be followed by ‘John McGrath Today’, a FREE special talk about McGrath’s relevance in 2014. This event begins at 15:00 in EIFF’s Festival Hub on Festival Square. Subject to availability, first come, first served.
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