One of the most beautiful things that happened to me in Scotland was to get to know John McGrath and Elizabeth MacLennan the founders of The 7:84 Theatre Company, prestigious political theatre company.
In 1984 the company needed someone to write songs and perform for a one woman show written by John and called: The baby and the Bathwater. John and Liz invited me to meet them at their flat and there they explained to me what was required not before telling me that they knew the Chilean actor Hugo Medina in those days, living in exile in London. I accepted the challenge with happiness. I was about to enter a world where I had never been before, a very demanding theatre world which resulted for me in a unique and an invaluable experience.
John and Liz become with the passing of time good friends of mine and I could see how committed they were in producing a type of theatre that was politically committed against the evil of our capitalist society. The 7:84 Theatre Company took pride in taken their shows to the remote communities of Scotland where no other theatre company would dare to go.
We travelled extensively in Britain, including Scotland of course, and Canada in two occasions. I met famous people and even more they invited me to be a guitarist for John's play: The Albannach with the beautiful music by Edward McGuire. In 1984 we did a lot of solidarity work for the miners.
In 2002 we were devastated by the death of my compañero John at an age when he was at the peak of his intellectual capacity.