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Broken Wings announces full cast for West End premiere

The new musical is based on Lebanese-born poet Kahlil Gibran's 1912 autobiographical tale of the same name

Nadim Naaman and Hiba Elchikhe

Full casting has been announced for Broken Wings, a new musical which will receive its West End premiere at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in August.

Based on Lebanese-born poet Kahlil Gibran's 1912 autobiographical tale of the same name, the show is written by Nadim Naaman (The Phantom of the Opera) and composer Dana Al Fardan.

Naaman will star in the piece alongside Hiba Elchikhe (Aladdin, Australia), Rob Houchen (Les Misérables), Adam Linstead (Cats), Soophia Foroughi (Tiger Bay), Nadeem Crowe (Sunset Boulevard), Irvine Iqbal (Aladdin), Sami Lamine (Laila the Musical), Robert Hannouch (Godspell), Nikita Johal (Spring Awakening) and Lauren James Ray (Wicked).

The tale follows Gibran (Naaman), living 1920s New York, as he reflects on his life and experiences in the Middle East as an 18 year-old, where he falls in love with Selma Karamy (Elchikhe), daughter of a family friend. When Karamy is betrothed to another man, Gibran has to fight for her love.

The musical is directed by Bronagh Lagan, with orchestrations by Joe Davison. It will be performed as a semi-staged show with a nine-piece orchestra.

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