Tailor of Inverness
"in Ben Harrison's graceful production, the telling of the tale is both strongly theatrical and visually compelling, with subtle use of light and sound, video and still images, and the wonderful live fiddle music of Gavin Marwick."
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
"a beautifully-realised tale of the reality of survival in war-torn Eastern Europe. . .Matthew Zajac's moving performance is a triumph of evocative staging and storytelling."
Katie Toms, The Observer
"Zajac sews up the story superbly...this is a compelling and magical piece of theatre."
Thom Dibdin, Edinburgh Evening News
"...in Zajac's simple, beautiful presentation and performance we feel his sense of self first challenged, then enriched."
Ian Shuttleworth, Financial Times
"many of the theatrical innovations bear the impressive signature of Grid Iron director Ben Harrison...a brave biographical piece...that has succeeded in turning a deeply personal family story into a universal work of theatre."
Mark Brown, Sunday Herald
"...theatre at its best...achieves more power, humour and inventiveness in its 75 minutes than most full-length plays manage in three hours...Zajac's performance is phenomenal. It is easy to get swept away by the narratives, the numerous characters and the constant theatrical surprises that Harrison and Zajac create...personal, creative and mesmerising. This should not be missed."
"...it is both familiar and unpredictable, challenging yet funny, epic but also profoundly moving...It carries heart-rending poems in hidden pockets and you should definitely try it on."