A Strange Bit of History by Omid Djalili

A Strange Bit of History by Omid Djalili

Storytelling by Omid Djalili

Comedian Omid Djalili returns to one of his earliest stage creations, a rich and entertaining storytelling piece recounting mystical experiences, astonishing claims, adventures and tragedies set against the backdrop of tumultuous expectation for a Promised One in Persia in 1844.

Omid portrays a rich diversity of tragic and comical characters in this revival to mark the bicentenary of the birth of the Prophet Founder of the Baha’i Faith.

"...Enthralling and hilarious..."  The British Library

The piece was first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1993 and 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.  This storytelling performance is not part of any stand up tour, nor is it a comedy show.

There will be an after show Q & A session with both Omid and the Writer/Director, who will also be available for informal discussion after the show. 

This event is presented in Solihull in partnership with the Solihull Baha'is.

Book Tickets

7pm in the Theatre

Tickets £15

Age: Although the performance has no inappropriate language or content, the performance is recommended for 12+ yrs.

Running time approx 55mins + Q&A aftershow.


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