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.
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The Tailor of Inverness is, without doubt, Dogstar’s most successful show to date. It opened in 2008 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has been in demand ever since. In April 2015, it ran for 3 weeks at 59E59 Theaters, Manhattan, New York as part of the venue’s Brits Off Broadway season. The run was sold out after 3 days and two additional shows sold out in 2 hours. In June 2014 it completed its 200th performance at the end of its second tour of Ireland. It has also toured Scotland four times, ran twice at the Edinburgh Festival, toured Ukraine twice and has played at festivals, theatres and universities in Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Wales, Australia and the USA.