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Following our success in New York with the show, The Tailor of Inverness played for four rather special performances in Scotland in May.
23rd Greenside Church Hall, Edinburgh,
promoted by the Edinburgh Branch of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain
This was a particularly charged performance of the show in front of a packed hall, with the majority of the audience coming from Edinburgh's Ukrainian community, a large proportion of whom are the sons and daughters of Ukrainian soldiers who settled in Scotland after the Second World War. Most of these soldiers came from Galicia/Halychyna, the region where the story and the Tailor originated. Afterwards, we all repaired to the Ukrainian Club up the road where the bar was open and Matthew was cheered when he finally made it for a drink after the get out !
27th & 28th Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival - Dalbeattie & Wigtown
Around 230 attended over the 2 performances in this beautiful part of Scotland.
Great work by Peter Renwick and his team.
29th Glenbuchat Hall, Aberdeenshire
The hall in this hidden glen has become well-known as a music venue, with promoter Steve Cameron presenting an excellent range of folk, blues and Americana specialists, including our own Jonny Hardie. One of our older audience members informed us that our performance was the first theatre presentation in the hall since the Second World War !
Venue: 59E59 Theaters
Box Office: 212.753.5959 x102
59 E 59th St, New York, NY 10022
Word of mouth worked very quickly to ensure nearly all tickets were sold before the first review was published !
We had high hopes that the play's story of migration and identity would strike a chord with the diverse population of New York and this seems to be happening. Our invitation to present this three-week run is a great endorsement for the play and we hope will lead to further opportunities for the production in the US and beyond, as a number of producers have attended the show.
“A must…Zajac is truly a visionary” Broadway World
“A gripping tale….a phenomenal violinist…the cognitive dissonance of the two narrators is fascinating, emphasizing the true trauma of living through a war.” Charged FM
“An ardent, deeply personal play…compelling, impassioned…a fine actor”
New York Times
“Daring, provocative, and intense…. a play that needs to be watched."
“…a one-man tour de force… powerful and brave… a brilliant gift…"
“Matthew Zajac, compellingly pieces together his father's patchwork of truths and omissions, then methodically unravels it, in this taut odyssey that spans continents, decades, and even vaster zones of the heart still marked by war… Ben Harrison's imaginatively muscular direction…"
“One actor, one fiddler, one brilliant and moving piece of theatre. Never spent $25 and 75 minutes so well. See it, friends.” April Alliston, New York on Twitter
“I just saw Matthew Zajac's The Tailor of Inverness with my wife, and we thought it was one of the most moving theater experiences we've had. It was a profound piece of theater and it made us think of my wife's family history as Jews who escaped the Nazis, then came to America and rewrote their past. Her mother grew up, not sure of her parents history, nor that she was Jewish, and my wife was told a completely fabricated story that took her years to unravel. Both my wife's story and the story of Zajac's father reminded us of how essentially profound, yet unknowable is the intersection of history and personality. Thank you for putting on this play!” David Getz, New York via Dogstar website
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