Matthew Zajac

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The Sky Is Safe

6 Aug 20173 stars

Problematic drama looks at the Syrian conflict from a woman's perspective

Scottish businessman Gordon is in Istanbul for work when he encounters hustler Murat, who in turn introduces him to his sister Amal, a young woman who has fled a legal career in Syria and now scrapes together a living as a high-class escort. Their…

Factor 9

5 Aug 20144 stars

A shocking true story about contaminated NHS blood, performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Prepare to be physically shaken by Factor 9. The show from Inverness' Dogstar Theatre – which has already toured to rave reviews – alternately elicits tears, nausea and trembling rage that this true story could ever have been allowed to happen. It tells…

The Captain’s Collection

19 Dec 2011

Matthew Zajac of Dogstar Theatre to play Gaelic music preservationist Captain Simon Fraser

The latest production from Inverness-based company Dogstar is a rich tale about a composer and former British Army officer who courts fame by publishing his volumes of Highland music. The piece, which is being performed in Glasgow as part of Celtic…

Matthew Zajac stars in and directs tragicomedy Sweetness

24 Feb 2011

New play focuses on bitter relationship between two brothers

Since 2008, Dogstar Theatre has spent much of its time touring internationally with The Tailor of Inverness, co-artistic director Matthew Zajac’s moving and award-winning account of his father’s journey from Poland to Scotland. But in between all this…

‘E Polish Quine

22 May 2007

NEW WORK Henry Adam’s capacity to emotionally move an audience has remained unchallenged in Scotland over recent years. This writer’s work, for all the wildly funny farce of such pieces as The People Next Door, and unflinching political commentary of…


27 Mar 20073 stars

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, until Sat 7 Apr

NEW WRITING Faith is a commodity in short supply in our society. But this doesn’t stop people from seeking it wherever they can. With the decline of religion, love has become the form of metaphysical belief of choice for many. And it’s love…