The late seventies and eighties produced a great many plays that excited audiences. Giddy times.
Mervyn Thompson was the enfant terrible of theatre: idiosyncratic, volatile, passionate, political. There wasn’t a play that went by without him being angry about something. My favourite was his O! Temperance! (the title being a reference to the then current overseas hit avant-garde review, Oh! Calcutta!). Thompson presented a significant part of our history, The Temperance Movement, in a most entertaining way.