The Sky is Safe (3 stars)

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The Sky Is Safe

Dogstar present the tale of a Syrian refugee and a Westerner, from writer/performer Matthew Zajac and director Ben Harrison.

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They meet on an Istanbul street, she a Syrian refugee, he a privileged westerner. What follows is an intimate yet epic story of identity and power, choice and its absence, a story of beauty, brutality and love. Writer and performer Matthew Zajac and director Ben Harrison, creators of the multi-award winning The Tailor of Inverness, combine with composer Pippa Murphy, video artist Tim Reid and Syrian designer and artist Nihad Al Turk.

BSL interpreted by Catherine King.

'Zajac is truly a visionary.' – Broadway World (The Tailor of Inverness, 2015).

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The Sky Is Safe

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