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    West End performer Nadim Naaman brings his major new musical to the London stage. Broken Wings is the moving new show based on the works of best-selling poet Kahlil Gibran. Featuring a star-studded cast and stellar creative team, the semi-staged production plays a strictly limited number of performances at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

    Nadim Naaman brings his major new musical Broken Wings to the London stage, premiering at the West End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket. Playing a strictly limited number of performances, the touching new show is based on the works of best-selling poet Kahlil Gibran and features a 9-piece orchestra in a semi-staged production.

    Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, with his seminal masterpiece The Prophet becoming an instant international best-seller. Recognised for his work around the world, Broken Wings is a homage to his writing, created by West End performer Nadim Naaman and contemporary composer Dana Al Fardan.

    Combining autobiographical experiences and Gibran’s The Prophet, Broken Wings begins with an ageing Gibran in New York City. As he reflects on his life, audiences are transported to Beirut to see his 18-year-old self fall in love with the daughter of a family friend. Despite being set decades in the past, the story contains several themes that are still relevant today, covering gender equality, immigration and traditional versus contemporary lifestyles.

    Broken Wings features a star-studded cast, including Rob Houchen (Les Misérables) as Young Gibran, Hiba Elchikhe (Disney’s Aladdin) as Young Selma, Nadim Naaman (The Phantom of the Opera) as Older Gibran and Soophia Foroughi (Spamalot) as Mother. Further casting includes Adam Linstead, Nadeem Crowe, Irvine Iqbal, Sami Lamine, Robert Hannouch, Nikita Johal and Lauren James Ray.

    Nadim Naaman has written the book, with music and lyrics by Dana Al Fardan. The production is produced by Ali Matar and is directed by Bronagh Lagan (Little Women at the Hope Mill Theatre, The Adventures of Pinocchio at the Ambassadors Theatre).

    With a diverse creative team and stellar cast at the helm, Broken Wings is a unique new musical that remains strikingly relevant today. Addressing key social issues accompanied by a brand new score, the production is guaranteed to enthral lovers of new musicals. Broken Wings plays at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 1 August to 4 August 2018, with a press night on 2 August 2018.

    Sorry this show closed 04 August 2018, we recommend these similar productions.

    Performance dates:
    04 Aug 2018 - 04 Aug 2018
    Running time:
    2 hours and 10 minutes including an interval.
    Theatre Royal Haymarket (See map)
    Age recommendation:
    Recommended 8+
    Audience Notes:
    Those interested in international literature, new musical theatre and diverse productions will want to catch this one.

    Latest Audience Reviews

    Very beautiful show with fantastic orchestrations and an emotional plot.

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    amanih 30 Jun 2019

    This show was nothing like I have seen before, it was just outstanding. The singing and acting wa... More

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    loulovell 03 Mar 2019
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    doonakebab Top 100 reviewer 12 Feb 2019

    Tremendous vocals and soaring score for this semi-staged production. So refreshing to see a new m... More

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    tracyclayton 10 Sep 2018
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    theatrae 13 Aug 2018
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