Theatre Royal Haymarket

Broken Wings 1st-4th August 2018

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’.


Book: Nadim Naaman

Music & Lyrics: Nadim Naaman & Dana Al Fardan

Orchestrations: Joe Davison

Director:  Bronagh Lagan

Producer: Ali Matar

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Performance Times

Only 5 performances!

Wednesday 1st August 7.30pm
Thursday 2nd August 7.30pm
Friday 3rd August 7.30pm
Saturday 4th August 2.30pm & 7.30pm


Ticket Prices


Wednesday 1st August 7.30pm
Stalls £56.50, £46.50
Royal Circle £47.50, £36.50
Upper Circle £26.50, £21.50*, £10**
Gallery Not on Sale
Premium Stalls £86.50

Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th August 7.30pm
Stalls £76.50, £56.50
Royal Circle £66.50, £46.50
Upper Circle £36.50, £26.50*, £10**
Gallery £26.50, £21.50***
Premium Stalls £96.50

Saturday 4th August 2.30pm
Stalls £76.50, £56.50
Royal Circle £51.50, £46.50
Upper Circle £31.50, £26.50*, £10**
Gallery £21.50
Premium Stalls £96.50

A restoration levy of £1.50 and a booking fee of up to £2.50 per ticket is included in these prices.

Please note there are 65 steps to the Upper Circle & Gallery.

*Limited View
** Restricted View - only available to buy in person
*** Patrons in the Gallery should be aware that seating is on cushioned wooden benches



Patrons requiring access into the theatre, wheelchair spaces and the Access rate please contact the box office on 020 7930 8800. Monday to Saturday 10am to 7.30pm

General Information
No exchange or refund on purchased tickets.

Captioned and Audio Described Performances
Neither of these are arranged

Running Time 
2 hours and 10 minutes, including the interval

All prices subject to availability.

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Theatre Royal Haymarket 18 Suffolk Street London SW1Y 4HT


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