The new musical written by Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan will run at the theatre from the 21st January.

Aria Entertainment has announced that they will stage a musical adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s Broken Wings at the Charing Cross Theatre next year.

Following multiple productions of the musical in concert form around the Middle East, this is set to be the first full staging of the musical written by Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan which will be directed by Bronagh Lagan.

New York City, 1923. Through exquisite poetry and enchanting music, an ageing Gibran narrates our tale, transporting us back two decades and across continents, to turn-of-the-century Beirut. Gibran meets Selma; their connection is instant and their love affair, fated. However, their journey to happiness is soon thrown off course, as the pair face obstacles that shake the delicate foundation of their partnership. Will their love win out or will their dream of a life together be torn apart?

Full casting and creative team have yet to be confirmed.

Talking about the news, Nadim Naaman said: “Nearly four years after our semi-staged concert debut, I am frankly ecstatic that Broken Wings is returning to London. This new Production will be the first time our musical is fully-staged. It feels particularly special to be bringing Gibran and a piece of Lebanon back to the London stage, following the many difficulties faced by the Lebanese people over the past few years. We are so grateful to Katy for her longstanding support and belief in Broken Wings, and we can’t wait to welcome audiences early next year.”

Broken Wings will play at the Charing Cross Theatre from the 21st January until the 6th March.