10 Jun The Cheviot the Stag & the Black Black Oil: The 7:84 Theatre's famous polemic

10 Jun The Cheviot the Stag & the Black Black Oil: The 7:84 Theatre's famous polemic

The first production of the 7:84 Theatre Company (Scotland) was The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil. The “ceilidh play”, as writer John McGrath styled it, is presented in the BBC's 1974 "Play for Today" production to a live audience intercut with filmed reconstructions of the Highland Clearances and the Victorian obsession with hunting stags.

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