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.
Recommended forThose interested in international literature, new musical theatre and diverse productions will want to catch this one.
Age Recommendations: Recommended 8+