Tom McGrath (playwright)  

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Tom McGrath (born 23 October, 1940 in Rutherglen, Glasgow, died 29 April 2009) is a Scottish playwright and jazz pianist.

During the mid 1960s he was associated with the emerging UK underground culture, participating in Alexander Trocchi's Project Sigma and becoming founding editor of the International Times.

During the early 1970s he worked with Billy Connolly on The Great Northern Welly-Boot Show. From 1974 to 1977 he was director of the Third Eye Centre (named after the influence of Sri Chinmoy), an arts centre in Glasgow.

During this time, he wrote the popular play Laurel and Hardy. In 1977 he worked with Jimmy Boyle (then recently released from the Special Unit at Barlinnie jail) on the play The Hardman.





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