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The Arches, Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NG

Broken Wings

Closed March 26, 2022

The most beautiful instinct inside us all

Why See Broken Wings?


the majestic new musical

Following numerous concert stagings, Broken Wings, written by Phantom of the Opera's Nadim Naaman alongside composer Dana Al Fardan finally gets its first full-length production in 2022 at the Charing Cross Theatre. Based on Lebanese-born poet Kahlil Gibran's compelling autobiography, it's a beautifully presented tale of love, longing, and loss that will resonate with all of us. Performed in the round, it promises to be an emotional, intimate experience, that'll stick with you long after you leave the theatre.

As the third-highest-selling poet of all time, Khalil Gibran is considered to be the Shakespeare of the Middle East. With his words transcending nationalities, politics, and geographical borders Gibran's famous humanitarian outlook is translated into this deeply heartfelt new musical.

What is the story?

The musical follows Gibran, now living in 1920s New York, as he reflects on his life experiences as an 18-year-old in the Middle East. Young Gibran falls in love with the daughter of a family friend, Selma Karamy. When Selma becomes betrothed to another, Gibran must fight for her love, with all he has.

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Opening night: 11 February 2022


You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative


Nadim Naaman as Gibran
Hiba Elichikhe as Selma Karamy
Rob Houchen as young Gibran
Adam Linstead as Farris
Soophia Foroughi as Mother
Nadeem Crowe as Karim
Irvine Iqbal as Bishop Bulos Galib
Sami Lamine as Mansour Bey Galib


Written by Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan
Directed by Bronagh Lagan

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