Theatre closures


Theatres in London are currently closed. In the West End, the closure will continue up to and including 31 May 2020 (announced on 6 April).


The show below will not currently be playing and is scheduled to close by 31 May 2020 (when theatres might reopen - this is subject to confirmation).


Original performance dates are given below and reflect any changes we have received.



Omid Djalili: A Strange bit of History - Work in Progress


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 Djalili: A Strange bit of History - Work in Progress

Image: Soho Theatre


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Soho Theatre
Started: Mon 17 February 2020
Closed: Sat 22 February 2020
Running time:1 hr 00 mins
Age suitability: 16+

Synopsis


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 12 different countries.


Background


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 His Dark Materials, Going Forward, Lucky Man, Dickensian and two seasons of The Omid Djalili Show and on US network television One Night Stand HBO Special, Whoopi and The Paul Reiser Show.


Films include Gladiator, the Shaun the Sheep Movie, The Mummy, Sex and the City 2, The Infidel, Casanova, Mr Nice, Grow Your Own, and Spygame.


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Dates


Previews from:Monday 17 February 2020

Closes:Saturday 22 February 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑15pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑15pm

Friday ‑ 7‑15pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑15pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 7-00pm

Tickets


Standard:
From £17

Cast


Omid Djalili

Creatives


Author: Omid Djalili
Production: Bound & Gagged Comedy

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