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The Brief Life and Mysterious Death of Boris III King of Bulgaria

21 Oct - 22 Oct

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The Brief Life and Mysterious Death of Boris III King of Bulgaria

21 Oct - 22 Oct 2024


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From: £19.50
From: £19.50

This is the untold but true tale of how nearly 50,000 Jewish Bulgarians were saved from deportation and death.

The year is 1943 and Bulgaria has just told Hitler where to stick it.

Europe’s major powers are at war and King Boris III must choose a side or be swept away. A raucous and poignant tale in which a bunch of underdogs use every trick in the book to outwit the Nazis and save nearly 50,000 Jewish lives.

Fresh from a run in New York, the Edinburgh Fringe smash hit and Off West End award-winner is now heading to Norwich  to tell this incredible story the world forgot all about.

Important information

Ticket prices: £19.50

Running time: 80 minutes with no interval

Age recommendation: 12+

Friends – 5% off
Ambassadors, Supporters, Best Friends and Gold Friends – 10% off
U26s – £12.50
Schools – £10


By Out of the Forest Theatre

Out Of The Forest Theatre is a multi-award-winning ensemble-based company. They take misremembered or forgotten stories from history, set them to folk music, and use them as a lens to better understand today.

“It means the world to be able to share a tale of Bulgarian heroism to our audiences. These stories may not be easy to tell; which is exactly why it is vital we do so.”

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‘Razor-sharp wit and faultless timing, a spirited celebration of the Bulgarian monarch who outwitted Hitler and saved thousands of Jewish lives.’
The Scotsman

‘THE hit of the Edinburgh Fringe.’
Times Radio

‘Historically poignant and hysterically funny.’
West End Best Friend

‘Snappily written, wittily performed and brightly coloured by a live score… For all its fun and games, it is a play with a sting.’
West End Best Friend


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