Initial casting has been announced for Broken Wings musical for its 2022 London run.
After previous concert productions, the first full staging of the piece will run at Charing Cross Theatre from 26 January (previews from 21 January) until 5 March 2022.
Broken Wings is written by Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan, adapted from Kahlil Gibran’s poetic novel of the same name.
Nadim Naaman will play Kahlil Gibran with further casting including Yasmeen Audi (Layla Bawab/Ensemble), Haroun Al Jeddal (Mansour Bey Galib), Lucca Chadwick-Patel (Young Kahlil Gibran), Soophia Foroughi (Mother), Alex Kais (Ensemble), Nadim Naaman (Kahlil Gibran), Ayesha Patel (Dima Bawab) and Noah Sinigaglia (Selma Karamy).
Further casting is to be announced.
Bronagh Lagan directs with musical director Erika Gundesen, orchestrations by Joe Davidson, set & costume designer Gregor Donnelly, choreographer Philip Michael Thomas, lighting designer Nic Farman, sound designer Andrew Johnson, casting director Jane Deitch and assistant director Riwa Saab.
New York City, 1923. Through exquisite poetry and enchanting music, an ageing Gibran narrates our tale, transporting us back two decades and across continents, to turn-of-the-century Beirut. Gibran meets Selma; their connection is instant and their love affair, fated. However, their journey to happiness is soon thrown off course, as the pair face obstacles that shake the delicate foundation of their partnership. Will their love win out or will their dream of a life together be torn apart?
Performed in-the-round, Broken Wings takes us on an unmissable musical voyage, exploring issues of gender equality, immigration, the freedom to love who we love, and what ‘home’ really means to us. Over a century later, and the themes and debates raised in Gibran’s story, remain increasingly relevant today.
Tickets are on sale now from brokenwingsmusical.co.uk.