Omar Ebrahim is currently playing Alan Yentob in brand new musical Committee... (The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee Takes Oral Evidence on Whitehall's Relationship with Kids Company) at the Donmar Warehouse. The musical is based on the parliamentary transcript of the inquiry into the collapse of Kids Company, with music by Tom Deering and book and lyrics by Hadley Fraser and Josie Rourke.
Omar has received fantastic reviews for his performance:
"Genuine fervour and compunction fight it out with name-dropping pomposity in Omar Ebrahim’s beautifully sung Yentob" - Paul Taylor, The Independent
"Omar Ebrahim’s Yentob is amusingly tetchy, and his noble baritone makes the character’s bursts of self-importance especially droll" - Henry Hitchings, The Evening Standard
“Omar Ebrahim…has the most resonant voice on stage” – Michael Arditti, Daily Express
“Yentob, played by Omar Ebrahim with an air of lofty feyness, approaches (rather than answers) questions as though they are beneath him” – Claire Allfree, The Telegraph
“Omar Ebrahim is touchily unapologetic as Yentob” – Michael Billington, The Guardian
"Omar Ebrahim is delicious fun in the role, segueing smoothly from patronising defence lawyer mode into full aria" - Marianka Swain, theartsdesk.com
"Yentob (an exceptional Omar Ebrahim, who suggests a man utterly entranced by himself and the sound of his own glorious baritone, who feels absolutely no contrition whatsoever)" - Georgina Brown, Daily Mail
“Omar Ebrahim is a chest-proud pompous Yentob” – Ann Treneman, The Times
Committee... runs until Saturday 12 August. For more information and for tickets for the remaining performances click here.