Dogstar Theatre – The Sky Is Safe

The Sky is Safe, a new multimedia play set in Istanbul, tells an epic story of beauty, brutality and love.

When, Where & How Much...

Unfortunately, this event has now passed.

Contact Information

Visit the event website here
Follow Tolbooth on Twitter
Facebook information can be found here
Dogstar Theatre – The Sky Is Safe
About Dogstar Theatre – The Sky Is Safe

Written by Matthew Zajac | Directed by Ben Harrison | Music & sound by Pippa Murphy
Video Design by Tim Reid

Following the award-winning success of its 2016 Scottish-Danish co-production Mungo Park and the continuing international success of the phenomenal The Tailor of Inverness, Dogstar switches its focus to the greatest tragedy of our times in an intimate, yet epic story of beauty, brutality and love.

A new multimedia play for a woman and a man, she a Syrian refugee, he a privileged westerner from northern Europe. She could be a rapper, a doctor or a prostitute; she might be all three. He could be an aid worker, a banker or a trafficker; he might be all three. They meet on the opulent streets and shadowy alleys of Taksim, the commercial heart of Istanbul, and in the nearby slum of Tarlabasi, home to some of the most marginalised of the marginalised, an area where every conceivable transaction takes place. A play about identity and power, about choice and its absence, about survival. Its focus is two individuals driven by geopolitics, war, hunger, self-gratification and love as they meet in the metropolis where East meets West. Istanbul today is home to over 300,000 refugees from the Syrian war.

Song and poetry will punctuate the action as a kind of choral commentary. The play’s humour will serve as a humanising, positive force in a story which must necessarily confront some of humanity’s worst excesses.

The Sky is Safe is on tour following a run at the most prestigious Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Summerhall.

Photo credit Nihad al Turk
(Nihad is a well known Syrian artist, who came here on the first flight of refugees. Nihad is designing the set and giving Dogstar the use of this image)

Age advisory 12+

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Dogstar Theatre – The Sky Is Safe are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at Tolbooth

Hogmanay Family Ceilidh

Hogmanay Family Ceilidh

31 December 2017
What better way to spend Hogmanay than celebrating the end of the year with friends and family at the Tolbooth Hogmanay Family Ceilidh!
Drever, McCusker & Woomble

Drever, McCusker & Woomble

17 January 2018
Kris Drever, John McCusker and Roddy Woomble reunite to mark a decade since the release of ‘Before The Ruin’.
Strange Behaviours: Graham Costello’s Strata

Strange Behaviours: Graham Costello’s Strata

03 February 2018
Strange Behaviours: Graham Costello’s Strata make their return to the Tolbooth on Saturday 3rd February.
Billy Bremner and Me

Billy Bremner and Me

10 February 2018
In this one man show at the Tolbooth, comedy writer Phil Differ examines the life and career of Billy Bremner.
Robyn Stapleton – Songs of Robert Burns

Robyn Stapleton – Songs of Robert Burns

16 February 2018
Robyn Stapleton will perform the music of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet, at the Tolbooth on 16th February.
Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys

Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys

22 February 2018
Michigan songbird Lindsay Lou returns to the UK with her band and a brand new album to promote. See her at the Tolbooth on 22nd February!
Tide Lines

Tide Lines

28 March 2018
Don't miss 4 piece Scottish band Tide Lines when they play the Tolbooth on 28th March.

Theatre Events you might like...

A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol
22 Dec 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
Join us at Stirling Castle for a fun and exciting adaptation of Dickens' classic tale, A Christmas Carol!
JoJo Gnome’s Christmas Story Fun 2017 JoJo Gnome’s Christmas Story Fun 2017
23 Dec 2017
Join JoJo Gnome & Jo Hall for some Christmas fun with story telling, quizzes, rhymes and meet also JoJo Gnome (the puppet) at Mugdock Country Park.
Funbox presents Santa’s Funtastic Factory Funbox presents Santa’s Funtastic Factory
28 Dec 2017
The Funbox team are back with their brand new show SANTA’S FUNTASTIC FACTORY at The Albert Halls on 28th December.
For the Love Of Eilidh V: Charity Concert For the Love Of Eilidh V: Charity Concert
20 Jan 2018
'For the Love of Eilidh’ Charity Concert will be back at Macrobert on 20th January 2018 and promises to be amazing.
Ballet West: Giselle Ballet West: Giselle
26 Jan 2018 - 27 Jan 2018
Ballet West are back at Macrobert Arts Centre in January with 'Giselle', their brand new production for 2018.
Counterfeit Sixties Show Counterfeit Sixties Show
04 Feb 2018
Join us at FTH Theatre, Falkirk for a night of sixties nostalgia with the Counterfeit Sixties Show on 4th February!

Nights Out Events you might like...

Pub Quiz at Nicky-Tams every Sunday Pub Quiz at Nicky-Tams every Sunday
17 Dec 2017
Enjoy a Pub Quiz at Nicky-Tams every Sunday with a bar tab up for grabs!
Celebrating Chanukah in Stirling Celebrating Chanukah in Stirling
19 Dec 2017
The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities is hosting a community party to celebrate the end of Chanukah on 19th December at the Smith Art Gallery.
Nicky-Tams Jam Night Nicky-Tams Jam Night
20 Dec 2017
Wednesday is Nicky-Tams Jam Night upstairs in the lounge. Come along, join in and have some fun!
A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol
22 Dec 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
Join us at Stirling Castle for a fun and exciting adaptation of Dickens' classic tale, A Christmas Carol!
Pub Quiz at Nicky-Tams every Sunday Pub Quiz at Nicky-Tams every Sunday
24 Dec 2017
Enjoy a Pub Quiz at Nicky-Tams every Sunday with a bar tab up for grabs!
Nicky-Tams Jam Night Nicky-Tams Jam Night
27 Dec 2017
Wednesday is Nicky-Tams Jam Night upstairs in the lounge. Come along, join in and have some fun!

Find other events in Stirling