The Tailor of Inverness
August 2009, 2008-2013
Edinburgh, Adelaide and tours of Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, USA, Wales, Poland, Germany, Ukraine
The Tailor of Inverness is a true story told by the actor Matthew Zajac about his father, also called Matthew, who died without revealing the full truth of his career during the war. The tale he always spun Matthew was that he fought for the Polish Army and then the British Forces in Egypt and Italy before making his way to Glasgow and then Inverness. The reality, which Matthew the younger pieced together during visits to Poland and Ukraine, was a lot more complex.
The production brought together a tour-de-force performance by Matthew Zajac together with live fiddle playing by Johnny Hardie and Gavin Marwick, design by Ali McLaurin, video design by Tim Reid and lighting by Kai Fischer.