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Theatre Royal Haymarket (London, )
18 Suffolk Street London SW1Y 4HT
London,

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Wednesday: 7:30pm
Thursday: 7:30pm
Friday: 7:30pm
Saturday: 2:30pm & 7:30pm

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An autobiographical account of KAHLIL GIBRAN’S first love, Broken Wings is a musical adaptation of the iconic poet’s 1912 masterpiece.

New York City, 1923. An ageing Gibran narrates from his cold studio. Through poetry and music, he transports us back two decades and across continents, to turn-of-the-century Beirut. His eighteen-year-old self returns to The Middle East after five years in America, to complete his education and discover more of his heritage. He falls deeply in love with Selma Karamy, the daughter of family friend and hugely respected local businessman, Farris Karamy. However, Selma soon becomes betrothed to Mansour Bey Galib, nephew of the powerful Bishop Bulos Galib, who has one eye on the Karamy family fortune. Gibran and Selma fight to reconcile their love for one another, whilst navigating the rules, traditions and expectations that their society lays before them.

This moving new musical is written by Middle Eastern duo Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan, and directed by Bronagh Lagan, with orchestrations by Joe Davison. What inspired the acclaimed author of The Prophet to write? What moved him to such profound philosophy in his later life? 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’.


BWW Review: BROKEN WINGS, Theatre Royal HaymarketBWW Review: BROKEN WINGS, Theatre Royal Haymarket
by Fiona Scott - August 3, 2018

'Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation' is one of many wonderful lines by Lebanese-American writer/artist Kahlil Gibran. Broken Wings is a brand new musical adaption of his 1912 poetic novel. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of BROKEN WINGS at Theatre Royal HaymarketPhoto Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of BROKEN WINGS at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - August 3, 2018

'Broken Wings' is an autobiographical tale of tragic love based on Lebanese-born poet Kahlil Gibran's 1912 masterpiece, with Book Music & Lyrics by West End star Nadim Naaman ('The Phantom of the Opera') and Music and Lyrics by Dana Al Fardan, one of the Middle East's leading contemporary composers. (more...)

Major New Musical BROKEN WINGS Releases Concept Album; Watch a Music Video Featuring Rob Houchen and Hiba ElchikheMajor New Musical BROKEN WINGS Releases Concept Album; Watch a Music Video Featuring Rob Houchen and Hiba Elchikhe
by BWW News Desk - August 1, 2018

Auburn Jam Records has released the concept album of major new musical Broken Wings, an autobiographical tale of tragic love based on Lebanese-born poet Kahlil Gibran's 1912 masterpiece. The show is written by West End star Nadim Naaman (The Phantom of the Opera) and Dana Al Fardan, one of The Middle East's leading contemporary composers, and with orchestrations by Joe Davison. (more...)

Get 66% Off Tickets To New West End Musical BROKEN WINGSGet 66% Off Tickets To New West End Musical BROKEN WINGS
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2018

An autobiographical account of Kahlil Gibran's first love, Broken Wings is a musical adaptation of the Lebanese-born poet's 1912 masterpiece. It will premiere as a semi-staged production with 9-piece orchestra, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket August 1-4. Book tickets here from £15!  (more...)

Nikita Johal to Lead BROKEN WINGSNikita Johal to Lead BROKEN WINGS
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2018

With just over a week until opening night, there has been a major cast change to the eagerly awaited West End premiere of 'Broken Wings'. (more...)

Photo Flash: BROKEN WINGS Takes Flight for the West EndPhoto Flash: BROKEN WINGS Takes Flight for the West End
by BWW News Desk - July 2, 2018

Broken Wings, a major new musical, an autobiographical tale of tragic love based on Lebanese-born poet Kahlil Gibran's 1912 masterpiece is to get a West End prermiere. (more...)