Watch the cast of Broken Wings in rehearsal at Charing Cross Theatre
The new musical adaptation of Kahlil Gibran's poetic novel begins performances this week
WhatsOnStage recently took a trip to London's Charing Cross Theatre to meet the cast and creative team of Broken Wings, the new musical adaptation of Kahlil Gibran's poetic novel of the same name.
The story, adapted for the stage by Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan, begins in New York in 1923, where an ageing Gibran looks back on his life in Beirut and a fated love affair there.
The cast includes Naaman (as Kahlil Gibran), alongside Yasmeen Audi (as Layla Bawab/Ensemble), Haroun Al Jeddal (as Mansour Bey Galib), Lucca Chadwick-Patel (as Young Kahlil Gibran), Soophia Foroughi (as Mother), Alex Kais (as Ensemble), Johan Munir (as Bishop Bulos), Ayesha Patel (as Dima Bawab), Stephen Rahman-Hughes (as Faris) and Noah Sinigaglia (as Selma Karamy).
Directed by Bronagh Lagan, the production features musical direction by Erika Gundesen, orchestrations by Joe Davison, set and costume by Gregor Donnelly, choreography by Philip Michael Thomas, lighting by Nic Farman, sound by Andrew Johnson and assistant direction by Teenie Macleod. Casting director for the piece is Jane Deitch and general manager is Chris Matanlé.
Broken Wings runs from 11 February to 26 March 2022, with tickets on sale below.