Omid Djalili to play HMT in new UK tour

Omid Djalili to play HMT in new UK tour

Award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is to take his new show, Schmuck for a Night, to His Majesty’s Theatre next year.

The Iranian-British comedian, actor, television producer and writer will play the venue on Thursday, February 23 next year, as part of the Music Hall’s Stepping Out programme. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (May 25), online at, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at The Lemon Tree and His Majesty’s Theatre.

A firm favourite with his intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining performances, Omid’s stand-up awards include the Time Out Award and EMMA Award for Best Stand Up and a South Bank Award nomination.

His credits range from stand-up shows to Hollywood films, to live performances on the West End stage.

He has appeared in hit films The Mummy, Gladiator, Mean Machine, The World Is Not Enough, Alien Autopsy, Spy Game, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Grow Your Own, Notting Hill, Mr Nice, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Sex and the City 2.

On the stage, Omid played Fagin in the West End production of Oliver! at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, taking over from Rowan Atkinson.

In television, he recently starred in BBC1 show Dickensian and Lucky Man on Sky 1. He has also appeared on Top Gear as a celebrity driver, has guest-hosted the BBC political quiz show Have I Got News for You, starred in his own BBC1 The Omid Djalili Show and even took part in television show Splash, as well as hosting on The Great Sport Relief Bake Off.

A spokesperson for APA said: “So many people know and love Omid from his stage, theatre and TV and film performances, and we’re delighted to give fans of his energetic comedy a chance to see him again in Aberdeen. His shows here are always popular and tickets for his performance are sure to go quickly.”

Posted on Tuesday 24 May

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