National Theatre of Scotland: The Cheviot, The Stag, and The Black, Black Oil

National Theatre of Scotland: The Cheviot, The Stag, and The Black, Black Oil

Written by John McGrath and based on the original 1970s production by Dundee Rep Theatre, ‘The Cheviot, The Stag, and The Black, Black Oil’ by the National Theatre of Scotland reinforces its status as a cornerstone of contemporary Scottish theatre. This pivotal, political play has lost none of its vitality and relevance. Weaving, songs, poems, scenes and sketches into a free-wheeling Highland ceilidh, it charts Scotland’s history from the ruthless croft clearances of the 18th century, fashionable Victorian game hunts and the scars left by the 1970s North Sea oil boom right up to the political upheaval of the present day. Avowedly socialist in its outlook, the original production took popular, political theatre to the working classes.

 

Various locations: Scotland & Newcastle. More information here.

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