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29 01.16

Dogstar Theatre’s ‘The Tailor of Inverness’ UK Tour 2016

Matthew Zajac and Dogstar Theatre will be embarking on a new UK tour with the fantastic ‘The Tailor of Inverness’ from 1st Feb-24th March. The 2016 will tour various venues in Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Matthew gives a stunning portrayal of his own father in this production in which he not only stars, but is also the writer. The production has previously been extremely well received on successful tours of Australia, Scotland, Sweden, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Ireland and most recently New York, in addition to winning various awards.

Mathew ZajacThe Tailor of Inverness is a story of journeys, of how a boy who grew up on a farm in Galicia (Eastern Poland, now Western Ukraine) came to be a tailor in Inverness. His life spanned most of the 20th century. His story is not straightforward. He was taken prisoner by the Soviets in 1939 and forced to work east of the Urals, then freed in an amnesty after the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. He then joined the thousands of Poles who travelled to Tehran, then Egypt, to be integrated into the British Army, fighting in North Africa and Italy. He was then resettled in Britain in 1948, joining his brother in Glasgow. This is the story he told. Winner of a Scotsman Fringe First, the 2008 Stage Best Solo Performer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe and the 2009 Best Actor Award from the Scottish Critics.

Matthew Zajac’s stunning show has entranced over 26,000 people in 10 countries: most recently selling out for three weeks at New York’s Brits Off Broadway Festival in April 2015.

This is a towering piece of work with a glorious performance from the author.” Sunday Independent, Ireland

“An ardent, deeply personal play…compelling, impassioned…a fine actor” New York Times “A must…Zajac is truly a visionary”  Broadway World, New York “Brilliantly encapsulates the effects of war on individuals, families and societies” The List

“A universal work of theatre.” Sunday Herald

“A triumph”  The Observer “Compelling and magical.” Edinburgh Evening News “Deeply affecting” London Evening Standard “Don’t miss it.”  Radio Adelaide

For more information and to book tickets please click here: http://www.dogstartheatre.co.uk/upcoming-shows.html