Broken Wings at Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets
Broken Wings at Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets

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Overview

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.

Recommended for

Those interested in international literature, new musical theatre and diverse productions will want to catch this one.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 8+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 01 Aug 2018
Press night: 02 Aug 2018
Booking from: 04 Aug 2018
Booking until: 04 Aug 2018

Location and map

Theatre Royal Haymarket
Haymarket
London, SW1Y 4HT

8 Reviews Add review

Tremendous vocals and soaring score for this semi-staged production. So refreshing to see a new musical. Minimal set and staging. ... More

tracyclayton 19 reviews, 0 helpful votes

georgiapage 5”0, 11 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Absolutely brilliant show, fantastic music. Hoping it comes back to the West End.

katieharding 5'9, 23 reviews, 0 helpful votes

theatrae 26 reviews, 0 helpful votes

lisawiedemann 172, 92 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Fantastic. Singing, lighting and orchestra in view.

patmoss 1 review, 0 helpful votes

The show was amazing in every aspect.

wafaalsamarrai 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Opening night, great entertainment.

geoffreyshaw1 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes