Last Updated on 10 January 2022 by Showcall Editorial Team
The musical of Kahlil Gibran’s classic book, Broken Wings, at London’s Charing Cross Theatre has added more cast. Tickets are on sale now
Casting has been announced for the musical adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s classic novel, Broken Wings, at Charing Cross Theatre.
Nadim Naaman, who is co-writer and co-composer of the show with Dana Al Fardan, will play Gibran himself alongside Noah Sinigaglia as Selma Karamy, Lucca Chadwick-Patel as Young Kahlil Gibran and Soophia Foroughi as Mother.
The cast also includes Yasmeen Audi as Layla Bawab, Haroun Al Jeddal as Mansour Bey Galib, Alex Kais, and Ayesha Patel as Dima Bawab. Further casting will be announced shortly.
After multiple productions of the musical in concert form around the Middle East and at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2018, this will be the first full staging of the musical.
It runs at Charing Cross Theatre from 21 January to 5 March 2022, with opening night on 26 January.
The creative team includes director Bronagh Lagan, musical director Erika Gundesen, orchestrations by Joe Davidson, set and costume designer Gregor Donnelly, choreographer Philip Michael Thomas, lighting designer Nic Farman, sound designer Andrew Johnson, casting director Jane Deitch and assistant director Riwa Saab.
It is presented by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment with Bonnie Comley and Stewart F Lane in association with Edward Prophet and People Entertainment Group.
The show is based on the 1912 poetic novel Broken Wings, an earlier book by Gibran who is best known for The Prophet. The stage version is set in 1923 when an ageing Gibran looks back two decades to turn-of-the-century Beirut and his forbidden love affair with Selma.
Performed in the round, Broken Wings is described as a musical voyage that explores issues of gender equality, immigration, the freedom to love who we love, and what “home” really means to us.