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John McGrath

JOHN MCGRATH

  (1935 - 2002)

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Casarotto Ramsay and Associates Ltd  

John (Peter) McGrath was born in Birkenhead, Cheshire 01 June 1935 from an Irish family. After education in Wales, national service and Oxford University, he wrote and directed for Theatre and television, as well as writing for cinemA. Early work included Z-Cars for BBC-TV (1962), Events While Guarding the Bofors Gun (1966) and the screenplay for Billion Dollar Brain (1967). In 1971, together with Elizabeth MacLennan, he co-founded the 7:84 Theatre Company, which divided into Scottish and English companies in 1973 with McGrath remaining as Artistic Director of both. During his career McGrath wrote over seventy plays, including Fish in the Sea (1972), the Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil (1973), Blood Red Roses (1980), Border Warfare (1989), Watching for Dolphins (1992) and, most recently, HyperLynx (2001). He was twice Visiting Fellow in Theatre at Cambridge University. His previous books include A Good Night Out (1981), the Bone Won't Break (1990), Six-Pack: Plays for Scotland (1996), and Naked Thoughts that Roam About (2002) and Plays For England (2005). McGrath founded Freeway Films in 1982, for which he produced, amongst others, the Dressmaker (1985), Carrington (1995), Ma Vie en Rose (1997) and Aberdeen (2002). He also founded Moonstone International Screen Labs to support and promote independent European filmmaking. He received Lifetime Achievement Awards from both BAFTA (in 1993) and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain (in 1997), as well as Honorary Doctorates from the University of Stirling and the University of London. He died in 2002.

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        Acts 27         Albannach, The         All the Fun Of the Fair         Angel Of the Morning         Baby And the Bathwater: the Imperial Policeman         Bakke's Night Of Fame         Basement In Bangkok         Behold the Sun         Big Square Fields         Bitter Apples         Blood Red Roses         Boom         Border Warfare         Catch, or, Red Herrings in the Minch, The         Caucasian Chalk Circle, The         Cheviot, The Stag, And the Black, Black Oil         Comrade Jacob         Events While Guarding the Bofors Gun         Fish In the Sea         Game's A Bogey, The         Gold in his Boots         Half the Picture         Hebrides, The         Hover Through the Fog         Hyperlynx         If You Want To Know the Time         In Time of Strife         Invasion, The         Jack         Joe's Drum         John Brown's Body         Last Of the Maceachans, The         Lay Off         Left Our Lady         Life And Times Of Joe Of England, The         Little Red Hen         Mairi Mhor - the Woman from Skye         Man Has Two Fathers, A         Media Star         Mum's the Word         My Pal And Me         Nightclass         On the pig's back, or, The Welfare State skinned alive         Oranges And Lemons         Out Of Our Heads         Out Of Sight         Peace         Plugged into history         Prisoners Of the War         Random Happenings In the Hebrides, Or, The Social Democrat And the Stormy Sea         Rat Trap, The         Reading Rigoberta         Rejoice!         Road to Mandalay, The         Satire Of the Fourth Estate, A         Screw the Bobbin         Seagull, The         Sejeant Musgrae Dances On         Sharpeville Crackers         Silver Darlings, The         Six Men Of Dorset         Soft Or A Girl         Swings and Roundabouts         Take It         Tell Me Tell Me         Tent, The         There is a Happy Land         they're Knocking Down the Pie-Shop         they've Got Out         Trees In the Wind         Trembling Giant         Underneath         Unruly Elements         Watching For Dolphins         Why the Chicken         Wicked Old Man, The         Women In Power; or, Up the Acropolis         Women Of the Dunes, The         Worksong         Yobbo Nowt



Acts 27

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Print-out - National Library of Scotland ref: Fifth Estate Theatre Company - Acc.11443/64

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Albannach, The

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A play about the constraints of highland life and finding the joyful side of life in the face of controversy.

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from novel by Fionn MacColla, music by Eddie McGuire

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All the Fun Of the Fair

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written with Chris Bond And others

1st Produced:
Half Moon, London     1986

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7:84 Theatre Company

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carnival theatre Play/Drama

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Angel Of the Morning

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part of Unruly Elements

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published as Plugged-in, in Plays and Players, London Nov 1972   -

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One Act

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Baby And the Bathwater: the Imperial Policeman

Synopsis:
A blistering satire about the widespread fear of communism.

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1st Produced:
Cumbernauld, Dumbartonshire     1984

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7:84 Theatre Company

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Bakke's Night Of Fame

Synopsis:
the night before his execution murderer Bakke demands a meeting with his executioner

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from novel A Danish Gambit by William Butler

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Davis-Poynter Ltd (Dec 1973)   978-0706700848

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Adaptation

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Male:  9            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Basement In Bangkok

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music And songs by Dudley Moore

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Student Group, Bristol     1963

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Behold the Sun

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Written in collaboration with Alexander Goehr, music by Goehr

1st Produced:
Duisburg, West Germany     1985

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Opera Libretto Opera

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Big Square Fields

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music by Mark Brown

1st Produced:
Bradford     1979

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Bitter Apples

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music by Mark Brown

1st Produced:
Liverpool     1979

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

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Genre:
Musical

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Blood Red Roses

Synopsis:
All that glistens is not gold; questioning the truth behind improving standard of living for working class people.

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1st Produced:
Edinburgh     17 Aug 1980

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

1st Published:
in "Two Plays For the Eighties", People's Press, Aberdeen, 1981   978-0906074152

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Genre:
Political Drama

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Male:  8            Female:  8            Other:  musicians

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Boom

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1st Produced:
Gospie, Sutherland     1974

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

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in "New Edinburgh Review, August, 1975   -

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Genre:
musical play

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Border Warfare

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Glagow     1989

Organisations:
Wildcat/Freeway Films

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in "Six-Pack: Plays For Scotland" Polygon, 1996   -

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Genre:
historical pageant with songs

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Male:  10            Female:  2            Other:  musicians

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Catch, or, Red Herrings in the Minch, The

Synopsis:
A play examining local desires versus central government.

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music by Mark Brown

1st Produced:
Edinburgh     01 Aug 1981

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

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Caucasian Chalk Circle, The

Synopsis:
an Old Chinese Legend, a cruel town governor murdered, wife escapes leaving baby. Returns to try and 'drag the baby out of the Chal Circle'

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Original Playwright - Bertolt Brecht

1st Produced:
Liverpool     1972

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Genre:
Adaptation

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Male:  38            Female:  11            Other:  -

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Cheviot, The Stag, And the Black, Black Oil

Cheviot, The Stag, And the Black, Black Oil
Strathoykel, Sutherland. "When the Sheriff and his men arrived, the women were on the road and the men behind the walls. the women shouted 'Better to die here than America or the Cape of Good Hope'. the first blow was struck by a woman with a stick. the gentry leant out of their saddles and beat at the women's heads with their crops." (John McGrath)

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1st Produced:
Edinburgh     1973

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

1st Published:
West Highland Publishing, Kileakin, Isle of Skye, 1973
Methuen Drama; Revised illustrated ed edition (29 Oct 1981)   978-0413488800

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Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  musicians

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Comrade Jacob

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from novel by David Caute

1st Produced:
Gardner Arts Centre, University Of Sussex, Falmer, Sussex     1969

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Events While Guarding the Bofors Gun

Events While Guarding the Bofors Gun
This play is a study of seven men, six gunners and an eighteen year old lance bombardier, trapped in a futile situation which drives the wildest of them to increasingly extreme subordination. It is Germany in 1954, a bitterly cold winter. the gun they guard is obsolete. the woeful events of the play are unfolded with biting irony. This isn't just a piece about falling out between lonely soldiers, or about a particular idiocy of cold war strategy. It is about a man who sees his own life as ludicrous and outworn because he has been placed in a situation so dehumanised that he can only react mockingly.
- Penelope Gilliatt, the Observer

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Genre:
Tragedy

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Male:  11            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Fish In the Sea

Fish In the Sea
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music by Mark Brown

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Pluto Press, London, 1977   978-0904383261

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Male:  10            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Game's A Bogey, The

Game's A Bogey, The
Brechtian, knockabout, satirical, musical play on the class struggle. Using a game show format, the participants never get ahead of the game and in life never have enough money despite all their efforts to escape the poverty trap.

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7.84's John MacLean show.

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7:84 Theatre Company

1st Published:
Edinburgh University Student Publications, Edinburgh, 1975
Fairplay Press, Edinburgh (2008) >>>    978-095018909X

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Genre:
variey show

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Male:  9            Female:  -            Other:  musicians

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Gold in his Boots

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Various photocopy typescript versions of John McGrath/7:84 revival - National Library of Scotland ref: John McGrath - Acc.11615/43-46

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Half the Picture

Half the Picture
a documentary play based on the Scott inquiry

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written by John McGrath And Richard Norton Taylor

1st Produced:
Tricycle Theatre, London >>>     14 Jun 1994

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Genre:
documentary play

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Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Hebrides, The

Synopsis:
set in contemporary Scotland

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Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh     1970

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the Edinburgh Company

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Play/Drama

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Hover Through the Fog

Hover Through the Fog
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part of Unruly Elements

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One Act

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Hyperlynx

Synopsis:
first part is a cogent attack on the power of multinationals, the second, written after 11 September, links suicide bombers with anti-globalisation protesters

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McGrath's final work. One Act version performed At Edinburgh Festival 2001 by Floodtide

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London : Oberon, 2002   1840023384

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Monologue 90 min

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If You Want To Know the Time

If You Want To Know the Time
If you Want to Know the Time was written for the Blair Peach Memorial Event and performed at the Royal Court theatre on 15 July 1979. Blair Peach was a young school teacher from New Zealand who was allegedly beaten by police while taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Southall and died of head injuries. the demonstration was attempting to stop the National Front from marching through that predominantly Asian community.

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Genre:
Satire

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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In Time of Strife

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Various photocopy typescript versions of John McGrath/7:84 revival -National Library of Scotland ref: John McGrath - Acc.11615/55-57

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Invasion, The

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Original Playwright - Arthur Adamov; Written in collaboration with Barbara Canning

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Oxford     1958

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Genre:
Adaptation

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Jack

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music by Dudley Moore

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Unperformed     1960

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Genre:
Play with Music

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Joe's Drum

Synopsis:
A historical - political story told with punch and zest and most importantly the power of conviction.

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1st Produced:
Aberdeen, Scotland     1979

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

1st Published:
People's Press, Aberdeen, 1979   978-090607410x

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Genre:
Political Drama

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Male:  6            Female:  1            Other:  musiciams

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John Brown's Body

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1st Produced:
Glagow     1990

Organisations:
Wildcat/Freeway Films

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Genre:
historical pageant with songs

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Last Of the Maceachans, The

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Freeway Stage

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Genre:
Solo Comedy

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  1 person

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Lay Off

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also produced Unity theatre, London, 1975. (7:84 England)

1st Produced:
Lancaster     1975

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Genre:
Play with Music

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Left Our Lady

Left Our Lady
Nails the old myth that left-wing theatre must necessarily be grey.
- Michael Billington, the Guardian

Notes:
originally produced As Yobbo Nowt, music by Mark Brown

1st Produced:
New York     1981

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

1st Published:
Pluto Press, London, July 1978
Capercaillie Books, Edinburgh (2009)   978-0904383768

Music:
-

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Feminist Comedy

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-

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Life And Times Of Joe Of England, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Basildon, Essex     1977

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

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-   -

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-

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Little Red Hen

Little Red Hen
What can we learn from the past that can help us build a better Scotland today? "the latest skirmish in a continuing war against capitalism and the ills thereof . . . full of vitality, humour, good songs and music, polemical overstatement and blistering home truths . . ."
- Cordelia Olivier, the Guardian

Notes:
composer Dave Anderson

1st Produced:
Edinburgh     23 Sep 1975

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

1st Published:
Pluto Press, London, 1977
Capercaillie Books, Edinburgh >>>    978-1906220198

Music:
-

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Play with Music

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Male:  7            Female:  4            Other:  large cast

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Mairi Mhor - the Woman from Skye

Synopsis:
Using Gaelic song, one woman's story of imprisonment in the nineteenth century unfolds.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-     1987

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

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-   -

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-

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Man Has Two Fathers, A

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Oxford University Drama Society     1958

Organisations:
-

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-   -

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-

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-

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Media Star

Synopsis:
shows in a comic way how one misunderstood event could be taken and dealt with by the press, then television, and finally the movies

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh     1996

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-

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-   -

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-

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play for schools

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Mum's the Word

Mum's the Word
Nails the old myth that left-wing theatre must necessarily be grey.
- Michael Billington, the Guardian

Notes:
originally produced As Yobbo Nowt, music by Mark Brown

1st Produced:
Liverpool     1977

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Pluto Press, London, July 1978
Fairplay Press, Edinburgh (2009) >>>    978-0904383768

Music:
-

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Feminist Comedy

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My Pal And Me

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Originally produced As Soft Or A Girl.

1st Produced:
Edinburgh     1975

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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rock musical

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: 7:84 (Scotland) Theatre Company - Acc.10893/29-30

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Nightclass

Nightclass
Nightclass showcases the formidable range of John McGrath's skills. Songs and agitprop are intercut deftly, often to ironic effect, with nuanced interplay between the five characters, the dialogue switching between sharp wit and painful revelation. Four lonely people drift into a night class on the English or British constitution. Each hopes that for a few quid a qualified expert will show them how that elusive monster holds the secrets to their plights and desperation. McGrath quickly has them relating to each other on the basis of rules as deep and unwritten as those of the notoriously elusive constitution itself. their youngish, patronising lefty lecturer persuades them to fiddle the class numbers so that he will be paid. He tries and fails to get off with the young, grieving woman in between his attacks on the Monarchy and bogus Democracy. the lady wife of a local magistrate takes the hump and rats on him, precisely at the point that the others sense they've a lot they can learn from each other. the beauty of this piece lies in three things. there are the tensions between positions asserted and the nuances of how the interactions unfold. there is the craft with which it is tied together. there is the ending in which the characters, regretting again what might have been, wander off through the corridors of powerlessness. Nightclass is an excellent place to study and appreciate John McGrath's huge talents.
- Bob Tait, Reviewer and Critic

Notes:
music by Rick Lloyd (possibly 1st produced Corby, Northamptonshire)

1st Produced:
BAC , London, Eur >>>     20 Mar 1981

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

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-

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On the pig's back, or, The Welfare State skinned alive

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
written by John McGrath and David MacLennan. Combined production with Wildcat Stage Productions

1st Produced:
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire     1983

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

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-   -

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-

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street theatre

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Oranges And Lemons

Oranges And Lemons
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Amsterdam Theatre Festival     1975

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-

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-

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One Act

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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-

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Out Of Our Heads

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
music by Mark Brown

1st Produced:
Dundee Repertory Theatre , Dundee     01 Sep 1976

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

1st Published:
in "Six-Pack: Plays For Scotland" Polygon, 1996   -

Music:
-

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Play with Music

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http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/sta/search/detaile.cfm?EID=2824

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Out Of Sight

Out Of Sight
-

Notes:
part of Unruly Elements

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Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

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-

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One Act

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Peace

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

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-     n.d.

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-

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-   -

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Fourth draft

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Fourth draft - National Library of Scotland ref: John McGrath - Acc.11615/34

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Plugged into history

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
part of Unruly Elements

1st Produced:

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

1st Published:
published as Plugged-in, in Plays and Players, London Nov 1972   -

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-

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Prisoners Of the War

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
adaptation of the play by Peter Terson

1st Produced:
Liverpool     1972

Organisations:
-

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-   -

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-

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Adaptation

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Random Happenings In the Hebrides, Or, The Social Democrat And the Stormy Sea

Random Happenings In the Hebrides, Or, The Social Democrat And the Stormy Sea
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Edinburgh International Festival

1st Published:
Davis-Poynter Ltd (30 Oct 1972)   978-0706700701

Music:
-

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Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  15            Female:  8            Other:  -

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Rat Trap, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
music by Mark Brown

1st Produced:
Amsterdam     1976

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Reading Rigoberta

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-     1994

Organisations:
Freeway Stage

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Play/Drama

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Rejoice!

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
music by Mark Brown

1st Produced:
Edinburgh     1982

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Road to Mandalay, The

Road to Mandalay, The
the idea for the Road to Mandalay came from the students in their first workshops with John [McGrath] and Liz [MacLennan]. But this is not a play that 'dumbs down' as many plays for children do. This play is also great fun for adults and communities. When I read the second and third drafts, I did, as a headteacher, have some anxieties on whether this was within their scope. It expects the very highest commitment and skill. But our students rose to the challenge and particularly after their workshops turned in performances that professional actors would be proud of. It remains a pivotal experience in their lives and mine.
- Dame Tamsyn Imison, Headteacher Hampstead School 1984-2000

Notes:
music by Rick Lloyd

1st Produced:
Bryn Celynnog School, Pontypridd     05 Apr 2000

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-

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-

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Musical Play for schools

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Satire Of the Fourth Estate, A

Satire Of the Fourth Estate, A
It is eminently fitting that Ane Satyre of the Threi Estaites should find itself resurrected in modern incarnation . . . Sir David Lyndsay's sixteenth century masterpiece was first revived in 1948, in a production by Tyrone Guthrie, which has passed into legend: a vigorous bawdy pageant far removed from the refined Dramatic conventions of the time. It has been updated by John McGrath. the medieval work mocked the corruption of the church, aristocracy and merchant class; this reworking lampoons politicians, non-elected powers, money grubbers and above all the media  the fourth estate now added to the original trinity. A battle for the soul of a new Scotland proceeds.' - Catherine Lockerbie

Notes:
based on Sir David Lindsay's Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis

1st Produced:
-     1996

Organisations:
Wildcat Theatre Company

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Satire

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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-

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Screw the Bobbin

Synopsis:
Agit-prop play about the closure of a factory.

Notes:
written by Chris Hannan And John McGrath

1st Produced:
Wester Hailes Community Education Centre , Edinburgh     06 Oct 1982

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Agit Prop Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/sta/search/detaile.cfm?EID=9641

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Seagull, The

Synopsis:
Can the young people's dreams be realised or will their desires turn sour when confronted by the cruelties of the adult world?

Notes:
Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov

1st Produced:
Dundee     1961

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  5            Other:  -

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-

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Sejeant Musgrae Dances On

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
an Adapdation based on John Arden (Serjeant Musgrave's Dance)

1st Produced:
Stirling     1972

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Adaptation

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-

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Sharpeville Crackers

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Lyceum Theatre, London     1970

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
multi media collge

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-

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Silver Darlings, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
From Neil Gunn Novel

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Wildcat Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Play/Drama

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Six Men Of Dorset

Synopsis:
story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs and their deportation

Notes:
adaptation of A play by Miles Malleson And Harry Brooks. Music by John Tams

1st Produced:
Sheffield     1984

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Adaptation

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-

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Soft Or A Girl

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
aka My Pal And Me

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

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-   -

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-

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rock musical

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-

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Swings and Roundabouts

Swings and Roundabouts
Swings and Roundabouts may be different in style from previous productions but it has all the wit, perspicacity and political awareness of earlier 7:84 plays . . . the play shows clearly that class can cause the people trapped in it's social conventions to be utterly miserable, whether they are wealthy or poor.
- Mary Brennan, the Herald

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Aberdeen Arts Centre, Scotland     26 Feb 1980

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

1st Published:
in "Two Plays For the Eighties", People's Press, Aberdeen, 1981
Capercaillie Books, Edinburgh >>>    978-0906074152

Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy with somgs

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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-

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Take It

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Live New Departures

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-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Short Sketch

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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-

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Tell Me Tell Me

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Live New Departures

1st Published:
in "New Departures", London, 1960   -

Music:
-

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Short Sketch

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Tent, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Edinburgh     1958

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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One Act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

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-

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There is a Happy Land

Synopsis:
Dramatic episodes from highland history, told by the songs that came from the people. A concert on the entire history of the Gaels

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Dundee Repertory Theatre , Dundee     08 May 1986

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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concert of songs

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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-

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they're Knocking Down the Pie-Shop

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
part of Unruly Elements

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Organisations:
-

1st Published:
published as Plugged-in, in Plays and Players, London Nov 1972   -

Music:
-

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One Act

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-

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they've Got Out

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Photocopy typescript -

1st Produced:
-     n.d.

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Photocopy typescript

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Photocopy typescript - National Library of Scotland ref: John McGrath - Acc.11615/37

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Trees In the Wind

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Edinburgh     1971

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play with Music

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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-

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Trembling Giant

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Dundee     1977

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
pantomime with songs Scottish Version

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Underneath

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1st Produced:
Liverpool     1972

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

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Play with Music

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Unruly Elements

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renamed Plugged Into History

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published as Plugged-in, in Plays and Players, London Nov 1972   -

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six one act plays

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Watching For Dolphins

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Freeway Stage

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Play/Drama

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Why the Chicken

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As far As I can make out "Why the Chicken" did start in Edinburgh in 1959. It then went on A UK tour 1959/60. I Am presuming that the Golders Green performances were part of this. In 1960 there was A production of "Why the Chicken" At the Wimbledon theatre. (directed by Lionel Bart And starring Terrence Stamp And Peter Gill). In his Autobiography Terrence Stamp tells how he went to meet Lionel Bart At Bart's flat to talk About the play. A programme for the Wimbledon production is on sale on Ebay And the photo of the title page states that it is the World Premier Production of the play. So I think that the play opened in Edinburgh And went on tour And then closed. then A London production was set up under Lionel Bart. In my researches I quite often come Across plays that have had sometimes several productions over several years before A later production is labelled "World Premier" or "Premier Production" . I have never worked out how something that has been on before can become A premier. Like becoming A virgin Again. . .Check out the web page http://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/ScottLit/ASLS/jost/volume2_no1/K_Horvat.htm
- Raymond Port

1st Produced:
Edinburgh     1959

Organisations:
Oxford Theatre Group

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Wicked Old Man, The

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Genre:
black comedy

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Women In Power; or, Up the Acropolis

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Notes:
Original Playwright - Aristophane (thesmophoriaszUSAe)s; Music by Thanos Mikroutsikos

1st Produced:
Edinburgh     1983

Organisations:
General Gathering

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Genre:
Adaptation

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Women Of the Dunes, The

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produced in Dutch

1st Produced:
Ijmuiden, Netherlands     1983

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Community Play

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Worksong

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1st Produced:
Tag, Theatre About Glasgow     1997

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play for schools

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Yobbo Nowt

Yobbo Nowt
Nails the old myth that left-wing theatre must necessarily be grey.
- Michael Billington, the Guardian

Notes:
aka Mum's the Word And Left Out Lady, music by Mark Brown

1st Produced:
York     1975

Organisations:
7:84 Theatre Company

1st Published:
Pluto Press, London, July 1978
Capercaillie Books, Edinburgh >>>    978-0904383768

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Genre:
Feminist Comedy

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Male:  11            Female:  9            Other:  doubling possible plus band

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