WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Don’t miss your chance to see the breathtaking new musical adaptation of the iconic poet Khalil Gibran’s epic masterpiece, Broken Wings. Playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 1 – 4 August, Broken Wings tells the autobiographical story of Gibran’s first love, and through poetry and music transports us back two decades and across continents, to turn of the century Beirut.
Co-Writer Nadim Naaman (The Phantom of the Opera) leads the cast as the iconic Gibran, the show’s narrator. His co-stars 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 Miserables and Titanic at Charing Cross Theatre) as Gibran’s teenage self
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.