New dates for Broken Wings and Zorro The Musical at Charing Cross Theatre

New dates have been announced for the musical adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s Broken Wings by Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan; and for the newly re-imagined version of Zorro The Musical by Stephen Clark and Helen Edmundson, featuring music by the Gipsy Kings and John Cameron, with lyrics by Clark. Both productions are due to open at Charing Cross Theatre.

Broken Wings will now open on Tuesday 15 February, with previews from 11 February, and run until 26 March – the previously announced cast remains the same. Following this, Zorro The Musical will open on Tuesday 12 April, with previews from 2 April, and run until 28 May.

Full production details below:


Written by Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan

Cast: Yasmeen Audi (Layla Bawab/Ensemble), Haroun Al Jeddal (Mansour Bey Galib), Lucca Chadwick-Patel (Young Kahlil Gibran), Soophia Foroughi (Mother), Alex Kais (Ensemble), Johan Munir (Bishop Bulos), Nadim Naaman (Kahlil Gibran), Ayesha Patel (Dima Bawab), Stephen Rahman-Hughes (Faris) and Noah Sinigaglia (Selma Karamy)

Director: Bronagh Lagan; Musical Director: Erika Gundesen; Orchestrations: Joe Davison

Set & Costume Designer: Gregor Donnelly; Choreographer: Philip Michael Thomas

Lighting Designer: Nic Farman; Sound Designer: Andrew Johnson; Casting Director: Jane Deitch

General Manager: Chris Matanlé

11 February – 26 March 2022

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?

Performed in-the-round, Broken Wings takes us on an unmissable musical voyage, exploring issues of gender equality, immigration, the freedom to love who we love, and what ‘home’ really means to us. Over a century later, and the themes and debates raised in Gibran’s story, remain increasingly relevant today.


Music by the Gipsy Kings and John Cameron

Lyrics by Stephen Clark

Book by Stephen Clark and Helen Edmundson

Director: Christian Durham; Choreographer: Cressida Carré

Set and Costume Designer: Rosa Maggiora; Musical Director and Orchestrations: Nick Barstow

Sound Designer: Andrew Johnson; Lighting Designer: Matthew Haskins 

Fight Director: Renny Krupinski; Casting Director: Jane Deitch; General Manager: Chris Matanlé

2 April – 28 May 2022

Set in the sizzling heat of 1805’s California, a pueblo is under attack from its autocratic leader. When the danger is at its greatest, a masked crusader appears from nowhere and saves lives. Who is he? Will he be their champion?

The famous red-hot tale of the masked hero, El Zorro, fighting for justice and freedom is told in an immersive, thrilling and headily sensual new production. With zealous, ‘get-on-your-feet’ music, featuring international hits by Gipsy Kings including Bamboleo, Baila Me and Djobi Djoba, alongside original music to express a fresh new tale of love, hope and courage.

Audiences will be seduced into the story and witness the thrills and spills of our hero as he battles for all he holds dear. Spanish Gypsy pride and fire runs deep throughout this explosive show with murderous encounters, immeasurable flamenco choreography and Cante jondo singing at its forefront.


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