The Tailor of Inverness by Dogstar Theatre Company



Matthew Zajac’s stunning show about his Polish father has entranced over 36,000 people, playing in a huge variety of venues from prestigious theatres in cities which include New York, Adelaide, Kiev, Malmo and Berlin to tiny village halls.  This is a rare chance to see this unforgettable and moving story of displacement and survival in war-torn Europe, a powerful allegory for all victims of war.

Written & performed by Matthew Zajac

With Jonny Hardie/Gavin Marwick on violin

Directed by Ben Harrison

Designed by Ali Maclaurin

Musical direction by Jonny Hardie & Gavin Marwick

Winner of a Scotsman Fringe First and the Stage Best Solo Performer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe 2008.

“Brilliantly encapsulates the effects of war on individuals, families and societies” The List 

Company Biography

Dogstar Theatre Company is a European touring theatre company, based in the Scottish Highlands near Inverness, one of Europe’s fastest growing small cities. Dogstar commission, produce and tour new plays by writers from the north of Scotland and elsewhere. The company aim to present their varied audiences with engaging and entertaining theatre which combines the new and the traditional, the classical and the experimental, drawing on accumulated experience and contemporary innovation. From their early Highland tours, the company has extended its reach, now touring across the UK and internationally, with over 170 performances outside Scotland since 2009.

Artistic Director Matthew Zajac wrote and performs in The Tailor of Inverness, and the performance won the Stage Award for Best Solo Performer at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe, the Best Actor Award at the 2009 Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland, a Scotsman Fringe First, and the Holden Street Theatres Award.

English language with French and Flemish captions

Double Bill

Please note: Letters of Peace will be presented at 9pm at beursschouwburg after The Tailor Of Inverness. If you would also like to book a ticket for Letters for Peace, click on View More Events in the basket to navigate back to find the show.  

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