Omid Djalili: A Strange Bit of History

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An enthralling and hilarious story of mystical experiences, astonishing claims, adventures and tragedies

This show runs from 26 – 29 September. Click here to view all the dates.

Comedian Omid Djalili returns to one of his earliest stage creations, an enthralling and hilarious storytelling piece recounting mystical experiences, astonishing claims, adventures and tragedies set against the backdrop of tumultuous expectation for a Promised One in Persia, 1844. Omid portrays a rich diversity of tragic and comic characters in this revival to mark the bicentenary of the birth of the Prophet Founder of the Baha’i Faith.

A Strange Bit of History was first performed at the 1993 Edinburgh Festival, where it won the Spirit of the Fringe Award. Over the next four years it was performed 109 times in 10 different countries.  

Omid Djalili is an actor and stand-up comedian. Theatre includes Fiddler On The Roof (Chichester) The Shawshank Redemption (Edinburgh), What the Butler Saw (Vaudeville Theatre) and Fagin in Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane). Television includes Going Forward, Lucky Man, Dickensian and two seasons of The Omid Djalili Show and on US network television. Films include Gladiator, the Shaun the Sheep Movie, The Mummy, Sex and the City 2, The Infidel, Mr Nice, Grow Your Own, and Spygame. 

Details

Name: Omid Djalili: A Strange Bit of History
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
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Price: Full Price: £15.00
Member: £15.00
Senior 60+: £12.00
Student: £10.00
Registered Unemployed: £10.00
Disabled: £10.00
Under 18: £10.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
boxoffice@bl.uk