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Omid Djalili comes to Tyne Theatre February 2017!

Omid DjaliliTyne Theatre & Opera House is thrilled to announce the latest edition to our fantastic comedy line-up for 2016/17.

Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili, known for his legendary stand-up performances, is back on a nationwide tour and brings his show Schmuck for a Night to Newcastle’s historic Victorian theatre on Friday 17th February 2017.

Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, his stand-up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass.

Djalili’s credits range from Hollywood to television and the West End stage. Earning praise across the world for his performances, he recently starred in Dickensian (BBC1), Lucky Man (Sky1) and Going Forward (BBC4) with Jo Brand.

‘One of the most joyfully smart, stimulating and entertaining comedians this country has’ – The Telegraph.

‘Belly laughs with a subtle blend of mainstream gags and subversive twinkle’ – Sunday Times.

‘Confident, engaging, thoughtful show… did someone say national treasure? – Metro

Omid Djalili is the latest comedian to be added to Tyne Theatre & Opera House’s ever-expanding comedy line-up, with recent weeks seeing new show announcements from Rich Hall, Jerry Sadowitz, Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe to name but a few! The next comedian to grace our stage is the hilarious Joe Lycett on Friday 1st July.

Theatre Director Joanne Johnson says: “I’m thrilled that we continue to attract such big comedy names to Tyne Theatre & Opera House – there really is something for every comedy lover! Omid Djalili is such a hugely acclaimed comedian that it truly is an honour to be able to welcome him to our stage for what will no doubt be a night to remember.

(strictly 16+)

Tickets available now from

For further information, requests or press enquiries please contact Linsey Teggert at

Tickets:  £23 (plus booking fees when booking online and over the phone) Suitable for ages 14+
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