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10 02.16

‘The Tailor of Inverness’ Receives 5 Star Reviews

Matthew Zajac and Dogstar Theatre company are receiving fantastic reviews on the Scottish leg of their UK tour of ‘The Tailor of Inverness’. The production was awarded a 5 star review in the Scottish Herald stating, “this one-man narrative is a wonderful example of the sort of touring theatre at which Scotland once routinely excelled: accessible, political and unashamedly emotional.”

The 201Mathew Zajac6 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.

The 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.

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