The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil

Thu 16 May - Fri 7 June

Written by John McGrath
Directed by Joe Douglas

Thu 16 May, Ardler Complex at 7PM
Fri 7 Jun, Charleston Community Centre at 7PM 

“A ceilidh through Scotland’s past - and present” 

This legendary piece of Scottish theatre tells the story of the exploitation of Scottish lands, waters and people over the centuries. 

From the highland clearances to the oil boom, this is the universal tale of how the greed of a few blights the lives of many. Add a generous dose of Scottish rebellion and irreverence, throw in some live music and a riotous ceilidh - you’ve got yourself a rollicking great night out.

Following 2015’s hugely successful restaging, this new version of The Cheviot takes the story back to its roots, visiting intimate art centres and community spaces, echoing the play’s original 1970s tour by 7:84. 

Come and experience the ‘Story that has a beginning, a middle but, as yet, no end…’

Dundee Rep Ensemble 2015 Production: 

“It has everything, and it throws it at you in generous handfuls; laughter, farce, drama, live song and dance, finely researched political intent” Mark Fisher, The Guardian

“Joe Douglas’s glorious revival of what’s arguably the single most important show in the whole history of Scottish theatre” Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman 

★★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★★ The Independent
★★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★★ The Herald
★★★★★ The Stage
★★★★★ All Edinburgh Theatre
★★★★★ Broadway Baby



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