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The cast of Broken Wings. Photos by Kate Scott

Rehearsal shots of Broken Wings

Carly-Ann Clements

By Carly-Ann Clements Published July 23, 2018

This summer, the brand-new musical, Broken Wings, is coming to London for four days only and we’ve got a sneak peek at what you can expect.

Making its world premiere at Theatre Royal Haymarket from 1-4 August and will star co-writer Naaman as the lead Gibran, the show’s narrator, as well as Nikita Johal (Spring Awakening, Hope Mill Theatre) as Selma Karamy and Rob Houchen (Les Misérables) as Gibran’s teenage self.

You can get a glimpse of the moving new show via the rehearsal shots below.

The cast of Broken Wings. Photos by Kate Scott

The cast of Broken Wings. Photos by Kate Scott

The cast of Broken Wings. Photos by Kate Scott

The cast of Broken Wings. Photos by Kate Scott

The cast of Broken Wings. Photos by Kate Scott

The cast of Broken Wings. Photos by Kate Scott

The cast of Broken Wings. Photos by Kate Scott

The cast of Broken Wings. Photos by Kate Scott

Based on Lebanese-born poet Kahlil Gibran’s iconic 1912 masterpiece of the same name, Broken Wings is an autobiographical tale of tragic love which spans two decades and half the world. Telling the tale of a young man named Gibran who falls in love with Selma Karamy who becomes betrothed to the nephew of the powerful Bishop Bulos Galib, who has his eyes on the Karamy family fortune. But while Gibran and Selma fight for their love, they must also navigate the rules, traditions and expectations that their society lays before them.

The events of Broken Wings highlight key issues of the time, yet the themes and debates raised remain increasingly relevant today, over a century later; the fight for gender equality, the freedom to love who we love, tradition versus modernity, wealth versus happiness, immigration and the importance of ‘home’.

Broken Wings is part of our Kids Week initiative. That means a child can see a performance of Broken Wings for FREE when they’re accompanied by a full-paying adult.

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