facebook play-alt chevron-thin-right chevron-thin-left cancel location info chevron-thin-down star-full help-with-circle calendar images mail whatsapp directions_car directions_bike train directions_walk directions_bus close spinner11
# I MISS THEATRE
Are you missing theatre as much as we are? Support us now with Theatre Tokens and see your favourite shows when they reopen.
Nadim Naaman, Hiba Elchikhe and Rob Houchen in Broken Wings at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

Nadim Naaman, Hiba Elchikhe and Rob Houchen in Broken Wings at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

Final cast announced for Broken Wings

Carly-Ann Clements

By Carly-Ann Clements First Published 8 June 2018, Last Updated 8 June 2018

For four days only, a brand new musical is soaring into London to make its West End premiere. From 1-4 August, Broken Wings will play at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and today, the full cast has been announced.

Leading the cast as the iconic narrator, Gibran, is the show’s co-writer and West End star Nadim Naaman (The Phantom Of The Opera). Starring alongside him are Hiba Elchikhe (Princess Jasmine in the Australian production of Disney’s Aladdin) as Selma Karamy and Rob Houchen (Marius in the West End production of Les Misérables) as Gibran’s teenage self.

The rest of the cast features Adam Linstead (Cats) as Farris, Soophia Foroughi (Tiger Bay) as Mother, Nadeem Crowe (Sunset Boulevard) as Karim, Irvine Iqbal (Disney’s Aladdin) as Bishop Bulos Galib, and Sami Lamine (Laila: The Musical) as Mansour Bey Galib.

Broken Wings is an autobiographical tale of tragic love based on Lebanese-born poet Kahlil Gibran’s 1912 masterpiece.

Set in New York City in 1923, an ageing Gibran tells his story of discovery, love and traditions using poetry and music. The story begins two decades earlier and across continents transporting the audience to turn-of-the-century Beirut. An 18-year-old Gibran returns to The Middle East to complete his education and discover more of his heritage after living in America for five years. He meets and falls deeply in love with Selma Karamy – the daughter of local businessman, Farris Karamy. However, Selma becomes betrothed to Mansour Bey Galib – the nephew of Bishop Bulos Galib, who is after the Karamy family fortune. Gibran and Selma fight for their love while navigating the rules, traditions and expectations that society has.

The semi-staged production will have a nine-piece orchestra accompanying the cast while they perform original songs. You can hear one of them, Selma, via the video below:

GET THE FULL EXPERIENCE:

To see this content you’ll need to allow us to set some additional cookies!

Update your cookie preferences here and enable ‘social and advertising cookies’

Writer Kahlil Gibran, whose seminal work The Prophet was an international best-seller, remains the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi.

Broken Wing’s book, music and lyrics have been written by Nadim with music and lyrics from Dana Al Fardan, one of The Middle East’s leading contemporary composers.

Broken Wings is taking part in Kids Week. Kids Week goes on sale on 12 June at 10am. Check out the Kids Week page to find out more.

Share

Sign up

Tagged:
broken wings kids week

Related articles

If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.